Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member 0o.Mark.o0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Paris, Ontario
    Posts
    201
    Thanked: 28

    Default Sharpening a full hollow razor

    I've just won a nice old razor on ebay and have been taking the first crack at sharpening it on a properly lapped 4000x.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MEWN:IT&ih=009

    I've noticed that on one side of the blade it seems to catch the stone completely, making a nice rasping round and rougher slide as both the spine and the blade touch the hone.

    When I lay the razor flat will on the other side it connects with the stone only part way through the stroke. I've been compensating by just barely angling the razor into the stone, still keeping the spine on the hone and almost all of the weight flat, but just a little extra towards the edge. With this little bit of a tilt, the razor grabs the hone properly, without it it slides without the edge touching the stone.

    What do you guys think about this?

    Thanks,

    Mark

  2. #2
    There is no charge for Awesomeness Jimbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Maleny, Australia
    Posts
    7,910
    Thanked: 1571
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default

    I don't know exactly - I'm currently honing one in a similar situation. The bevel on one side is wider than it is on the other (uneven hone wear on the spine I think), and the side with the narrower bevel feels like its edge is not hitting the hone in the same way as the other side is.

    Right now, I've decided to try removing more metal on the narrow side in the hopes that the two sides will join up eventually. Seems to be working, actually. But that's all I've got right now. Except maybe increasing the angle slightly by taping the spine.

    James.
    <This signature intentionally left blank>

  3. #3
    Hones & Honing randydance062449's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    7,392
    Thanked: 2044
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    An uneven grind along the spine is not unheard of unfortunately. You are doing ok but I would tape the spine with electrical tape first.
    Randolph Tuttle, a SRP Mentor for residents of Minnesota & western Wisconsin

  4. #4
    Senior Member 0o.Mark.o0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Paris, Ontario
    Posts
    201
    Thanked: 28

    Default

    Is there any way to regrind the spine, or is it more trouble than it is worth?

    Thanks alot, by the way.

  5. #5
    Super Shaver xman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Lotus Land, eh
    Posts
    8,194
    Thanked: 622

    Default

    It could be your grip too. I use a slightly different grip from one direction to the next because I make sure to place my thumb on the blade side on the top of the shank while my forefinger is underneath contacting the spine side of the shank. This give the edge a gentle torque down to the hone.

    X

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •