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    I have a Wade & Butcher Shefield wedge that I bought off of eBay. I have difficulties setting the bevel on it. I have the Norton set of stones. I use an X pattern on the hones. Any advice?

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    Without a pic it is all just a guess..

    Many of the older wedges have geometry issues that come from years of honing in the past, a pic would really help
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    Unless you've been shaving & honing for a while before your join date - be aware those old choppers can be some of the most difficult to work. I've screamed at more than one old sheffield that they're all straight from the pit!
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    I will try to post a pic later tonight.

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    the blade geometry looks in order, the only thing that looks "Off" is the size of the Tang vs the blade size.. Can't quite tell how thick it is from the pics, plus it is a W&B so it is deceiving anyway

    It almost looks like the blade was at one time quite a bit larger,,, Check to see that the bevel is setting evenly..

    These two threads might give you some ideas..

    Hitting the "Stone/Hone" Wall and Climbing over

    Bevel not fully set- Pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinklather View Post
    Unless you've been shaving & honing for a while before your join date - be aware those old choppers can be some of the most difficult to work. I've screamed at more than one old sheffield that they're all straight from the pit!
    Now, now my old friend! Remember about the rickety table, no water and the pile of Old Sheffield Heavy Choppers that the Devil want's honed! Of course Wat's will be the first!

    Seriously, my friend is 100% correct! They can be a handful! I've also read GSSIXGUN's evaluation and I think he's onto something!
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    Send it out to be honed and save yourself some heartache!

    Hone up something easier!
    Wedges CAN be a PITA!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I don't mind the challenge. If I can learn to hone this thing then I can learn anything.

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    When it comes to wedges tape is your friend!! I'll usually use 2 layers when honing a wedge, makes for a nice small bevel.
    As Glen pointed out, it appears as though at one point in time this blade was much larger. So tape will help to recreate a bevel as it originated.
    And you're correct, if you can learn to hone a wedge well, then you can pretty well hone anything. But learning to do it without wanting to throw it to the pavement is another

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