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    Default Dull blade

    I just received a marvelous 200-year-old stubtail. The blade is large and absolutely clean. There is no rust, no pitting, no nicks in the blade. However, it is dull. I have tried honing it, but, so far, with no effect. Do I need to just hone it until it is sharp, or is there another technique needed?

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    what stones did you use?
    You have to make sure the bevel is set before you move on to higher grits.
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    Well... I'm no expert, but before you get to "honing" you have to set the bevel, otherwise methinks it will take you forever.

    If I were you I'd hit the wiki and do a search.

    Best of luck,


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    It would really help to have clear pics of spine & edge or we are just guessing... other than the basic principle of needing to set the bevel.
    You could send it out for honing & not risk devaluing a mint 200 year old razor by potential honing mistakes or look for someone local to advise you.
    Those in the room who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.

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    Send it out for pro honing.
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    How do you set the bevel?

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    Definitely have to agree with the Oz-man's advice here.

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    Do you mean about setting the bevel?

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    Pictures, pics, pr0n, digital representations...the best diagnosis is interpersonal, but as much info as possible will help.

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    Unfortunately, I do not own a digital camera. It is a wedge blade, large and heavy. It really is a beautiful blade, and I am somewhat uncomfortable sending it out.

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