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    What kind of edge do you put on your edc?

    What stones do you use on it? Any particular reasons?

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    I used to just keep a working edge on it, but now I keep it absurdly shaving sharp all the time. It's kind of important for me to keep my blades impressive to the casual person.

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    Extremely rough. I think of my own EDC as an emergency tool that has to work at least once.

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    I take mine to at least surgical black arky, sometimes more. I like to be able to cut through things with one easy swipe. If I am using waterstones for something I will often touch up the EDC on what I have out. I don't worry much about which stone to use, just about how crisp the edge is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Martell View Post
    Extremely rough. I think of my own EDC as an emergency tool that has to work at least once.




    dave has a great idea....just don't give him your edc to sharpen!.....hahahahahaha.....u thought i would forget that one huh!.....ryan


    viva la revolucion !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudsy9977 View Post
    dave has a great idea....just don't give him your edc to sharpen!.....hahahahahaha.....u thought i would forget that one huh!.....ryan

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    dull 220 and 400 grit AO belts, couple of passes on the fine stone and then a fair bit of work on a 4 sided strop with gray, green chrome, pink no scratch and the smooth side of bare leather.

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    I use a Spyderco Sharmaker set to 40 deg. for my sebenza (boxes,etc.) and 30 deg. for my swayback jack (fruit only). I could use the stones but the sharpmaker is so darn convenient.


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    What grits do you use and how much time do you spend on each?

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    2k, 5k, 3mic on balsa, .5mic on leather. I've found push-cutting is 99% of what I do with a folder, since it mostly opens boxes, mail, nylon straps, bread bags, etc. That's my Benchmade. My SAK gets 1k, a little time on the 2k, strop on .5mic.

    Why do you ask, might I ask? What do YOU do for your EDC?

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