Hand Tools Archive

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Re: studying edge failure...somewhat obscure

Wiley Horne
David,

Very interesting post. I wonder what is the difference between your buffed edge versus an edge with, say, a 2-degree microbevel? In other words, is the essential effect of the buffer to create a steeper bevel, or is it to create a more compact edge by tearing away tags and unsupported ‘tooth’.

I look forward to extending this discussion to cap irons.

Wiley

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