Hand Tools

Subject:
no knots...

david weaver
judging by the shaving, the edge is in very good shape. See how it holds up, and keep it away from knots.

While it's nice to see how a blade performs, if it's temperamental, you could be punished with more long sharpening sessions.

if it shows a little bit of chippiness but starts well and gradually develops it, a slight back bevel is still a good option.

Once it's in good shape like that, it's much easier to keep in good shape and you may wish to sharpen often to keep it like that.

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