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Spyderco Navaja CF 3.875 .125 S30V unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. C
 
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Spyderco Police 4.125 .125 VG-10 Unknown 19 1000, 6 micron strop , 3 micron strop Top B
 
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Benchmade 522 Presidio Ultra - Pardue Axis Lock - Plain Edge 3.47 in .125 in 440C 58-60 rc 22 Degrees/Side 1000# Diamond / 1600# Ceramic / 10 Micron Strops Top A.5
 
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Wicked Edge Hunting Knife 4 in. .125 in. AUS-8 Unk. 18 deg. 14m Leather Bottom B.5 Hunting / Camping
 
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Spyderco Manix 2 CF 3.375" .125" S90V unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. B.25
 
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Spyderco Manix 2 CF 3.375" .125" CTX-XHP unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. B.25
 
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Spyderco Stretch 2 CF 3.5" .125" ZDP-189 64HRC 15 3.5um Bottom... B
 
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Spyderco Sage 1 CF 3" .125" S30V unknown 15 3.5um Top B.5
 
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Kershaw Blur 3.3125" .125" ZDP-189 64HRC 17 1um Bottom. A.5 EDC (Every day carry)
 
Authors Comments:After several months of experimenting, I've settled on 17 degrees for this knife. It gives great performance and holds its edge well. I keep it pretty polished for show and sometimes it's a little too smooth for the work it does so I might put a slightly toothy, almost invisible micro-bevel on it.
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Browning Kodiak FDT 3 Blade 3.25" .125" AUS-8 56-57 Skinner=20 Hide Blade=17 Skinner=3.5um Hide Blade=.25um Top A.5 Hunting, Field Dressing
 
Authors Comments:I've used this knife for over a decade to field dress hundreds of elk and have tinkered with a myriad of angles and finish levels. I finally settled on 20 degrees for the skinner with a moderately toothy finish of 3.5um and for a final bevel of 17 degrees for the hide blade with a polished finish of .25um. I relieved the shoulders on the hide blade down to 13 degrees and the added the micro-bevel. With continued stropping at 15 degrees, the edge is now nicely convex.
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