Being whetstoned? It hurts
July 18, 2021
Ever used a dull steak knife and had to hack and tear your way through that ribeye? Ever tried to use a pair of scissors that lost its sharp edge a long time ago? Ineffective at best, and it can actually damage what you are trying to do. A device due for a date with a whetstone can frustrate the be-jeebers out of you.
Andy’s grandad knew that a good rough whetstone applied to a dull blade makes a sharp usable blade. But he also knew there was an art to using that whetstone. Meaning he exercised patience while applying that stone at the correct angle to the blade. No untrained dude can hap...