As we know it by now the breitaxt – sticking with the original German – is crucially a single beveled axe. In our last few meetings it has been about the broad and non-beveled, what I so much like calling, “back-side” of the axe, (but more on that is coming). I have given attention now to this beveled side, one might almost call it the third side that’s been attended to on this refurbishment: As a review I repeat,
An edge that is no edge.
Flattening at the back.
Bevel, or the negation of step #1.
I’ll be open about it and put it right up front that I began this bevel work at the water cooled, low rpm, grinding machine. I began even earlier, with the full intention of having the sharpening shop do the initial grind but my lack of faith –…
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