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Blade Sharpening.

Randall

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using the back of your thumb nail is a great way to test for sharpness too - it's something I've migrated too. Not running the blade along the thumb nail; just rest the blade on your thumb nail and try to lightly move the blade (like a mm) up or down. If it's blunt the blade won't bite or grab. It is surprisingly good for testing degree of sharpness. Also for finding an area on the edge that needs more work. Then, of course, the shave.

I wish I had your skill with the stones Keith! That knife looks very functional.
 

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using the back of your thumb nail is a great way to test for sharpness too - it's something I've migrated too. Not running the blade along the thumb nail; just rest the blade on your thumb nail and try to lightly move the blade (like a mm) up or down. If it's blunt the blade won't bite or grab. It is surprisingly good for testing degree of sharpness. Also for finding an area on the edge that needs more work. Then, of course, the shave.

I wish I had your skill with the stones Keith! That knife looks very functional.
Thank you for your comment Randall, very much appreciated.
Regards, Keith.
 
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