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True wedge

How do you hone true wedge?
With tape?
I started to hone one for the first time and noticed very fast that this design makes it possible
to hone forever without hitting all of the bevel.
 
How do you hone true wedge?
With tape?
I started to hone one for the first time and noticed very fast that this design makes it possible
to hone forever without hitting all of the bevel.

This is why most use tape to expedite the process and why Wedges never really took off for the professional.
 
A true wedge is perfectly flat on both sides, both along the blade and across the blade. With a perfectly flat stone, the whole blade from spine to edge is the bevel.

The main difference between a hollow and wedge when honing is that with the wedge, there is a lot more steel that needs to be removed when setting the bevel. Using tape on a wedge gives you a secondary bevel at the edge that requires a lot less metal removal.

I'm not a tape type man.
 
This is why most use tape to expedite the process and why Wedges never really took off for the professional.
So I have to use between using tape or not being able to hone a true wedge?
Can life be that cruel? :c17::scared::mad2::incazzato
How did they do back in the times, I have to use my google fu.

A true wedge is perfectly flat on both sides, both along the blade and across the blade. With a perfectly flat stone, the whole blade from spine to edge is the bevel.

The main difference between a hollow and wedge when honing is that with the wedge, there is a lot more steel that needs to be removed when setting the bevel. Using tape on a wedge gives you a secondary bevel at the edge that requires a lot less metal removal.

I'm not a tape type man.
Yes there is more steel to remove.
"perfectly flat blade side"
-yes in a perfect word, that's not were my razor seems to be made.

Sandpaper, hollow out that son of a gun.
I will, but can you make a video first to show me how to? Full instruktion.:a30:
 
So I have to use between using tape or not being able to hone a true wedge?
Can life be that cruel? :c17::scared::mad2::incazzato
How did they do back in the times, I have to use my google fu.

You can still hone it without tape if you want but you will not want to do it again:)
That's how they did it. They were not a preferred grind by anyone professional.
 
Most wedges have been jacked up over the years so it's hard to tell what happened to them, when it happened and why. But, those that weren't handled by circus animals along the way seem to have been honed hand-held at an arbitrary angle. FWIW - some 'wedges' have a slightly convex profile, making things even more interesting. Once in a great while I find one with an even more bizzare geometry; every so slightly convex on one side, ever so slightly concave on the other. Had one where the barber's notch was on an angle when viewed head-on, didn't affect honing but it was weird as heck to look at.

Me, I love a good wedge, honing them is fun and tape has worked well for me. Yes, it's work, but for me overcoming the challenge makes it worthwhile. There are a few other options but tape is the easiest. Some make a big deal out of using it, there's no issue. Check the geometry, see what 2 layers of tape add to the equation. Rolling strokes would be for a smiling wedge or one that's got a weirdness in the grind. Might or might not be needed, figure it out as you go.
 
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