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Benchmade 525 Mini-Presidio - Axis Lock - Plain Edge 2.97 in .115 in 154CM 58-59 rc 20-22 Degrees/Side 3.5um Top. A.5
 
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Gerber Remix 2.9" .115 mystery Stainless unk L 16, R 17 Micro Fine Ceramic Stones .6micron top A .5 Utility beater/Test bed
 
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Benchmade 553 Tanto 3.5 .115 154CM 59 18 .05 strop with a 1600 microbevel @22 top A5 EDC
 
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Benchmade 551 1303 3.4 .115 CPM M4 59-61 15 1k Chosera, 3.5 Strops Top A.75 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Needed top depth at 15 deg. Might try alignment "B" next time to get bevel more even (A.75 is a little bevel at tip)
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Wusthof Classic 10" Slicer 10" .110 X50CrMo14 56-57 RHC 20 1k-1.6k Top C General purpose kitchen utility, cuts lots of vegg
 
Authors Comments:I'd love to go more acute than 20 degrees but the edge just won't hold long enough. I keep it just a little toothy to compensate and it performs well. This is my wife's favorite knife and she uses and abuses constantly.
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Beretta Loveless Drop Point 3.81 .11 AUS-8 57-59 22 1600# Bottom B Field Dressing Game
 
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CRKT Ripple 3.125 .107 8CR14MoV 59-60 l 20/r 20 .05 strop top a5 EDC
 
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Furi Lil Edgy Santoku 5" .105 CrMoV 56 23 diamonds to 1000/strop to .05 top B Kitchen
 
Authors Comments:This finish leaves a refined but toothy edge that seems to work well for kitchen duty..
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Furi Lil Edgy Santoku 7" .105 CrMoV 56 23 diamonds to 1000/strop to .05 top C Kitchen
 
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Benchmade 9500 Mini-Auto Stryker 2.9" .1" 154CM 58-60HRC 20 3.5um Top A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:I've experimented with this knife many dozens of times over the years. My conclusion is that the steel won't hold well under 20 degrees. It's important to treat the blade in two sections to preserve the tanto geometry. I don't recommend a convex edge because of the loss of some of the precision cutting. It's an excellent EDC, especially for any utility work.
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22 Degrees / 1000# Diamond

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15 Degrees Primary, 17 Degrees Micro / 3.5um

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17 Degrees Primary, 20 Degrees Micro / 3.5um

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