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Kai Shun DM-0706 200mm 1mm VG-10 61 ± 1 HRC 16 0.5 um leather strop Bottom D.0 Misc kitchen use
 
Authors Comments:Refined the factory (16 degrees) edge, got scary sharp and passed HHT.
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SOG Spec Elite 1 3.75" 1/8" Seki Japan VG10 60-61 HRC 16 degrees 3.5micron shallow dept C thumb knob onClamp EDC light to moderate use
 
Authors Comments:difficult to set up in Clamp, recommend removing thumb knob for sharpening entire blade length
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Spyderco Native 3 1/16" 1/8" S30V 59-60 HRC 18 deg. Micro Fine Fine Top A 3/4 EDC
 
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Kershaw 1745 3 1/4 in. 1/8 in. 14C28N Unk. 17-18 deg. 2ndry with 20 deg. primary .625 Ceramic Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:Had a rough 17-18 deg. edge on it... Lightly used the 1000g diamond to clean up the edge, then finished by going thru ceramics to the .625m. Came out very sharp, with a nice little bite to it.
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Spyderco Gayle Bradley 3.5 1/8 CPM M4 I think about 62 RC 15 1 micron boron carbide(HandAmercian) on balsa Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:I like this steel. It takes a variety of finishes well but for EDC I like a congress 400 or the 1000 diamonds followed by 1 micron boron carbide paste on balsa the best. This seems to be about where hair whittling starts but it still has some bite. Hope you like it as much as I do.
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Mora Utility knife 100 mm 1.9 mm Hi-Carbon steel 57 22 0.6 um micro fine T A.5 Dirty work around the house, cables, boxes...
 
Authors Comments:Very difficult to really reach in to the blade close to the handle due to the quillon / hilt (alomst need a re-clamp).
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Anders Petter Fillet knife 150 mm 1.6 mm Molybdenum stainless 57 21 0.6 um micro fine T C.0 Filleting of fish in kitchen
 
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J. A. Henckels Professional "S" 31020-100 Paring 4" 1.5mm X50CrMoV15 ? 20 3.5um Top B Paring
 
Authors Comments:The steel is not spectacular and while I'd like to go lower, it only really holds up at 20 degrees and up. I like to keep it fairly polished since I mostly push-cut with it. -Clay Allison
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Spyderco Paramilitary 2 CF 3.44 1.41 S90V 62 19 L - 20 R 3.5 um Bottom A.5
 
Authors Comments:Maintains the manufactures angle
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Anders Petter Paring knife 100 mm 1.35 mm Molybdenum stainless 57 21 0.6 um micro fine T B.0 Fruit and small veggies in kitchen.
 
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