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Kershaw Onion scallion # 1620 2.25 inches ? 420HC ? 20.3* 0.6 mic ceramic then strop 0.5 micron diamon paste on leather Upper holes A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Kershaw states normal sharpening angles are 20* -22* for their knives
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Cold Steel Voyager (Medium Tanto) 3" 3 mm AUS 8A HRC 57-59 19 3.5um 1st A.5 EDC
 
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Benchmade Emissary 470-1 3 inches 0.09 inches S30-v 58-60 HRC 21.75*. (? Factory?) Leather strop 0.5 mic Upper holes A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Stone progression: diamond 1000; ceramic: 1.4, 1200, 1600. Superstone: 8k Naniwa. Ceramic 0.6. Leather strops /c 1 mic and 0.5 mic diamond paste. Tough steel. Not sure I'm settling on this.
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Gerber EZ Out 3 .1 high carbon stainles n/a 17.5 1000# then 5-3.5 leather strops Top A.5 EDC
 
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1000# 17.5 deg., stop @ 16.5

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Benchmade 556 Mini Griptilian 2.9 0.10 154 cm 58-61 17.5 10k chosera, 0.5 strop Top A.5 EDC
 
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Buck Metro (759) 1" ? 420HC ? 17 1000# daniel, a few light cleanup passes with 5um leather See comments A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Clamp on the bottle opener ring, the aluminum body section will control depth. Align to A.5 and level out the little blade with the clamp as best you can! Works surprisingly well.
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Author: ApexGS
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Benchmade 525 Presidio M4 LE (525BK-1101) 3 0.12 CPM M4 59-61 15 0.5 strops Top A.5 EDC
 
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15 deg; A.5; 1000#, 12k chosera, 0.5 stops

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Benchmade 940 3.4 0.12 S30V 58-60 15 10k chosera, 0.5 strop Top B.5 (thumb studs) EDC
 
Authors Comments:Aligned thumb studs to vice, about B.5. See photos in URL.
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Benchmade 558 DLC M4 - Ritter Mini Griptilian 2.9 0.1 CPM M4 59-61 15 10k chosera, 0.5 strop Top A.75 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Had to go with top position to get clearance for 15 deg. A.75 got the bevel pretty even, just a little more on the belly and tip, but looks good. Stropped with both balsa and leather at 15 deg.
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15 deg, 10k Chosear, balsa and leather at 15 deg.

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Zero Tolerance zt0350 3 1/4 .121 S30V Unk 20 deg. MicroFine-Fine Bottom B EDC
 
Authors Comments:MicroFine finish after 600g diamond stone
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