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Kershaw ET 3.25" 0.120" Sandvik 14C28N Not listed 20 1000 grit diamond, 5um paste on leather optional Top A.5 General light utility
 
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Hogue EX01 Tanto 4" 0.15" 154CM 57-59 22 1k diamond, any diamond paste strop for personal taste. Handles micro-bevels very well! Top B.5 Heavy duty utility/carry
 
Authors Comments:The cosmetic jimping on the spine makes a great reference point on the depth key pins
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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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SOG Field Pup 4" .125" AUS-8 57-58HRC 20 1600# Top A.5 Field Dressing, Skinning
 
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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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Cold Steel Finn Bear 4" 2.5 mm Krupp 4116 Stainless HRC 56-57 19.5 (39 inclusive) .5um Top B Hunting
 
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CRKT Folts Minimalist 127mm 2.1mm 5Cr15MoV 57 RC 19 5u Lap Top 30mm Tip to CL/Vise EDC
 
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reprofile to 19, finish 1000 diamond

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Spyderco Fred Perrin Street Beat 3.5 inches 5/32th of an inch VG-10, 59 17 degrees per side ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B-1 EDC / Tactical fixed blade
 
Authors Comments:Fred Perrin is an ex-special forces France knife designer and he has made a scary little knife here. It is full flat ground, so needs special attention when mounting. I use chamois to fill the voids.
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Gerber Freeman Drop Point 3.5" .134" S30V 56-58RHC 20 3.5um Bottom A.5 Field Dressing, Skinning
 
Authors Comments:This is a stout knife but doesn't hold an edge like I'd expect from the steel. I initially tried it at 17 degrees but had to go back to 20 to get it to last for an elk or two.
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Mora Frost Exclusive 345 125 mm 3 mm ? ? 22 1000# Diamond Top C Outdoor / fishing
 
Authors Comments:This is a knife I have been using since the late '70.
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