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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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Strider GW/AR152 8" .250 S30V unknown 25 3.5 micron Bottom C OCONUS deployment
 
Authors Comments:I'll check the hardness when I see the knife again
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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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Buck Vantage Pro 3.25" 0.120" S30V 59 18 1k diamond, with strops for touch up Top B EDC
 
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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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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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Zero Tolerance 0700 3.375" Unknown S30V Unknown 14.5 As Measured (15 Degree Slot) 3u Balsa 1u 3M PSA Tape (200 Passes Each) Top B.0 EDC / Boxes / Paper
 
Authors Comments:Tape thumb studs because stones may rub them. S30V is some hard steel!. Great Tanto Shape. My Favorite Blade!
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14.5 EDC / Paper / Boxes with Mirror Bevel

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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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Benchmade 915 Triage 3.5" 0.13" N680 57-59HRC 20 1um Strops Bottom B
 
Authors Comments:I rested the spine on the closest pin of the depth key and then rotated the blade until most of it was parallel to the base of the sharpener.
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Leatherman Super Tool (original) 3" n/a n/a (cheap) n/a 22 1000# then 5-3.5 leather strops spine only in vice A .5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:set blade high in vice, only the square part of spine in vice
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22 deg, 1000#, 3.5u strops, depth higher, see comm

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