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    How realistic is it to expect to hone an even bevel on a warpped blade? I just finished cleaning up a warpped blade and have began honing. Try as I might, I can't keep the bevel as even as I'd like. Is this to be expected or should I try harder?

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    bevel will be even just honed surface will get larger, wider(at the edge and spine)?.i think you shouldn't have bevel problem try a little more you should get there

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    IMHO the width of the bevel is not important especially when your honing a warped blade.

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    Randolph Tuttle, a SRP Mentor for residents of Minnesota & western Wisconsin

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    Thanks, guys. I finished honing and, despite the crazy looking bevel, I seem to have uniform sharpness the full length of the edge. This was my first warpped edge and, thankfully, it wasn't as bad as I had feared.

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    Excellent. now you can enjoy.
    as long as blade cuts even and sharp enough that is matter.good luck

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    It is amazing what can be done to make a razor - even one with significant problems - into a shaver. It is just a matter of remembering it is a tool and not an art object. One of my favorites - a 7/8 Spanish point Carl Rader #39 got nicked on the side of the sink. it was a rather significant nick and I honed it out as best I could without major rework or regrinding. What ended up happening is the nick itself became sharp enough that I can shave with it despite this obvious flaw. It is still one of my best shavers.

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