Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
How is a rolled edge different...

Jim Matthews
...different than a convex bevel?

Certainly more steel is lost to the media, but for a plane iron or bench chisel - it's one less step. Knives and razors would seem to me built to a very different purpose.

Even Yari Kanna have a subtle convex bevel on the bottom. Not only does this give a measure of control (where the approach angle limits engagement of the blade) but also supports what might be a fragile edge.

I find the convex bevel appealing because there are no settings to remember.

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