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DPX Gear HEST 1.0 3.67 inches .197 inches D2 Tool Steel 58-59 21 degrees per side ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B-1 Survival folder/EDC
 
Authors Comments: This has been a controversial knife. The model 1 in some cases had weaknesses but luckily for me my cop was fine. A very sturdy knife with a D-2 tool steel blade that sharpens up incredibly and retains the edge well. It is one of my EDC knives.
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Cold Steel Master Tanto 6" .1875" VG1 San Mai III 56-58RHC 25 .5um Bottom B.5 Tactical
 
Authors Comments:I inherited this knife from my step father who carried it overseas for many years. It had been hand sharpened for years so it's hard to know what the original angle was. Reprofiling it took some time but it finished up nicely and took a super polish.
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ESEE Laser Strike 4.75" .1875" 1095 55-57RC 19A 10um Strop after 600# Diamond Stone Bottom B.5 Bushcraft, Survival, Camping
 
Authors Comments:I haven't tested the edge of this blade yet, will do some cutting and experimenting before fully commenting.
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Fallkniven TK-1 4 inches .18 inches 3G laminated powder 62 21 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes Top B.4 bushcraft
 
Authors Comments: LJM
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Fallkniven SK-1 3.88 inches .18 inches 3G laminated powder 62 16 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes Top B.3 Bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:LJM
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Strider SnG 3.5 .165 S30V Unknown 24 Degree Bevel with 26 Degree Stropping (Widen arms for Stropping) 600 Grit Bevel, 10 Micron Stropping Top. B.8 Tactical
 
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Hinderer XM 18 Spanto 3.5 .165 CTS-XHP 60-61 HRC 22 1600 ceramic stones bottom A 0.5
 
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Kershaw ZT 0560 3.75" .1625" Elmax 60-62 HRC 19 Micro-Fine .6 Bottom B EDC
 
Authors Comments:So far I love the knife and the settings I've chosen. It's extremely aggressive and very durable.
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SOG Vulcan 3.25 .157 VG-10 59-60 l 17/r 21 .05 strop top A5 EDC
 
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Spyderco Military CF 4" .156" S90V unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. B.5
 
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