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    Just wondering what techniques you imply to straighten out an uneven bevel.

    This is probably one of the trickiest parts to honing in my opinion and one of the most uncovered topics.

    Would just like your thoughts..

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    I might need more info. Generally I worry more about the geometry and contact but if I think the uneveness is an issue I apply pressure where I want greater width. Does that make sense?

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    I leave it like that. Usually, the bevel is not exactly the same, as all razors are hand made products, and there are small deviations on the grinding wheels...

    If the bevel is way off, you might use coarse grit (1000) or sandpaper on a glass (800-1200 (what I use) and correct the bevel...

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    In my experience, the width of the bevel across the blade being different sizes does not affect the sharpness of the razor UNLESS the edges don't meet correctly. Like if the bevel is wider in the middle and then smaller at the ends, as long as both sides of the edge meet at the exact point of the edge, it will still be very sharp and can give a great shave. I am sure there are probably small calculations that could be made to try to prove that the edge won't be as sharp, but my face can never tell the difference.

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    If the bevels meet at an edge, it should be sharp according to anyone's measurements.

    I am curious, Poona: I rarely have uneven bevels with full hollow-ground razors, so far only wedges and those can be extremely uneven, especially the antique meat cleavers.

    Are you working with a wedge?

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    No, it's a full hollow. I imagine the previous owner was just poor at honing and applied uneven pressure to the edge whilst honing.

    It doesn't really effect the shave, but it's just annoying me more than anything else. I'm a little OCD that way. lol

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    I also think it is small variations in grind, spine-edge alignment, micro-warp, etc...

    As long as that part of the edge is sharp, no worries.

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    For the most part the eveness of the bevel has nothing to do with the shave quality. I have some razors with what one would look at and think now there is a razor with a real problem however they are fanatastic shavers. Its more a cosmetic issue than functional one though down the road with continual honing unless you can even things up you can run into problems buts thats only after many many years of use. I'm more concerned with eveness on the spine.
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    Yeah it's only cosmetic as it's gives a fantastic shave (of course it does I honed it!!)

    But yeah, it's only niggling me for the aesthetics, nothing else.

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