Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
clarify...slow abrading....
Response To:
Two animals... ()

David Weaver
.I didn't finish that thought, but it should be obvious (often things aren't in brief reading -at least when I'm the reader and not the poster).

slower honing and grinding leaves nicks in irons for a simple reason - people are often routine oriented and not results oriented.

When I was testing irons, it became a bit of a nuisance to remove every bit of wear from the hardest sharpening irons (V11 wasn't one of those) to the point that not only would the surface look and feel even, but that I couldn't see any damage or wear under the microscope.

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