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Thread: One of my blades has a nick on it, should I hone myself?

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    Use wet and dry not sandpaper for lapping your stone. Still check at the end though
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    Yes. That's what I bought. Sorry for getting it wrong in my last post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirStropalot View Post
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    Yes, since you're new to honing and will be on the hone longer for that nick. Tape the spine. If you put uneven hone wear on the spine, that nick will seem as a flea bite. Also you're not just concentrating on the toe. You're honing the whole blade, like normal, until that nick is gone. If you concentrate on just the nick, or put extra pressure on just that part, you'll get an uneven edge. Hone the whole edge, the nick will go away as you hone the blade even.

    Here's a link to Glen's videos. http://m.youtube.com/results?desktop...l=1&sa=X&gl=US



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    This should help also....

    Just followed as exactly as I could what they did in this video and I can't wait to try the shave test tomorrow!!!!! This looks and feels like the best I've ever done at honing a blade! It was on a Lee's radium gold I picked up off eBay. I'll report back post shave!
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    Hey, I'm glad it helped. Kudos to Glen and Spdster for making it. It's a classic because it really mirrors what each one of us experience in our introduction to honing.

    I think it's an excellent video!!

    Howard
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    Well it was a few days before I could take the time to shave, but WOW!!!!!! I actually got this to shave and it was my best, smoothest shave to date!!! That's what it is supposed to feel like! My first blade was bought from SRD so I know it was probably this sharp but my lack of technique I'm sure ruined it. I'll be sending it back to them for my rehone to have an accurate comparison now. Thanks so much to Glen and Spdster for making that video and to SirStropalot for reposting it!

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