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New life for old chisels *PIC*

Svante Nilsson
Some 20 years ago I made with a great effort some chisels (and plane blades) of A2 steel. The intention was to have them for paring so they were sharpened to 25 deg.

As a lot of people have commented, A2 has poor edge retention at low angles so they they have sadly not been used so often.

Yesterday I tried to unicorn-sharpen them. Got a shiny nano bevel so hopefully they should be ok. Made some tests and they are sharp but it is too early to brag about the edge retention.

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New life for old chisels *PIC*
They'll like the unicorn...
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it made....
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