Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Re: washita only, both sides, freehand - 901 feet

Rum
Additional Unproven Hypothesis:

Freehand sharpening inevitably gives you a bit of variation on the edge causing a slightly convex bevel. This should (in theory) ease the entry somewhat compared to a small secondary bevel increasing the apparent edge life - in the context of its ability to stick in the wood (unscientific support for the theory here: http://site.baryonyxknife.com/blog/2014/08/11/why-convex-edges-are-awesome-its-not-why-you-think/ ).

How much that has an effect (if at all) versus simply a finer edge .. could be tricky to ascertain.

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