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    Default Examples of uneven beveled, shave-ready blades

    I'm in the middle of honing two different blades (full and extra hollow grinds). Each is slightly warped and thus one side has a nice thin bevel, the other side starting to look like a smiling blade.
    Additionally, the full hollow has really wavy spine wear. I think the previous owner got happy with the buffer.
    So to get to the point of the thread I think it would help the community in general if people could post examples of the wonkier looking bevels and spine wear they've seen that STILL produced an excellent shaving edge.
    Obviously hollows will look a little more tidy than wedges, but all grinds should be represented!
    When posting, show at least each side of the blade face. Let me know if this type of thread has been created already and I'm just late to the game!

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    I don't have one that can't be seen without magnification, but bumping up this thread anyways... I bet there's a few out there (cough-Texas-coughcough)

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    by uneven bevel and spine-wear I was imagining viewed from 100yds away... something if you were shopping on the bay you might think, nope that is too far gone to try to get shave ready.

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    My experience has been that, as long as I can get a good bevel, the looks don't matter much.

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    I am interested to see responses to this thread. I am currently honing a Oxford Razor...and I noticed the bevel was hard to set...and then I tested the blade and noticed there is a slight warping...was only visible through magnification. I am wondering what can be done with these razors to set a reasonable bevel?

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    I don't understand the logic of that blade. The variable distance from the edge to the spine pretty much guarantees honing issues.

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    Let me add another dimension to this. The thickness of the blade at the top of the bevel. The spine can be perfectly straight and the same thickness but you can still get wonky if the blade is uneven in thickness. This is something I have measured 9 ways forward and 10 backward.
    If you hone a blade with no tape and you get even stria at all points from spines outer edge to the tip of the edge. The top of the bevel thickness will make it lower or go higher depending on the thickness.

    Hope I don't have to make a 3d model with perpendicular bisectors and primary indicators objectifying the parallelograms at acute angles to illustrate my point here. Although explaining with polygons, vertices and vertexes may be easier I am having a hard enough time with words :<0)
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    I noticed that fact too 10pups, pics do not work as well as they do when edited and highlighted, especially for new viewers. I have never had any honemeister to point out in a scope , highlighting wear areas, incomplete bevel, etc. but reading here and watching video's certainly helps and always nightly Practice, pretty soon you pick up the "Touch" and see Exactly what is happening on any edge.

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    Hope I don't have to make a 3d model with perpendicular bisectors and primary indicators objectifying the parallelograms at acute angles to illustrate my point here. Although explaining with polygons, vertices and vertexes may be easier I am having a hard enough time with words :<0)[/QUOTE]

    Ohhh Please Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    I don't understand the logic of that blade. The variable distance from the edge to the spine pretty much guarantees honing issues.
    I was just checking my subscriptions and came to this thread again, wondering if there were more pictures.

    Next time I see this blade, I'm gonna show some better photos of it. It looks like someone either crafted it this way (unlikely!), or very skillfully performed the plastic surgery... or both? What's really interesting is that the scales look like ivory, I think. The whole thing just doesn't look right, I'd personally never put ivory on a blade like this, but it honed up very nicely. Gonna show the bevel next time.






    On topic, I honed up one of the recent acquisitions, it should be nearly 200 years old.. yeah, the bevel is a bit out of wack! Again, no photo of the other side at hand, I might add it later, but you get the picture.

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