Chosera Slip Stones 1×2″

January 15, 2019

1×2″ Chosera slip stones are the perfect stones for those little jobs! Carefully shaped with 3 different usable surfaces and 8 grits from 400 grit to 10K, they can fit into your glove box, field pack, first aid kit, bugout bag, tool box, or tackle box. One long surface is rounded over for use on recurves or scalloped serrations, while the other is shaped to a V for tighter serrations or small surfaces like wire nips, or field saws. The top and bottom flat surfaces can be used for conventional sharpening.

We’ve bundled these into 3 choices – a coarse set with 400, 600, 800, and 1K grit; a fine set with 2K, 3K, 5K, and 10K grits; and full set of 8 grits.


Sharpening a meat cleaver on a sharpening stone (part 2)

December 21, 2018

This is a continuation of “sharpening a meat cleaver on a belt sander” After making the shape on the belt sander, we use the 320, 1K and in this case, the 5K stones to further refine the edge. We continued using an askew stroke to make the edge a consistent shape and thickness from heel to tip. We matched the 20 degree bevel, and also used a slightly lower and slightly raised angle to make a slight convex shape to the bevel, which helps make it more sturdy, and adds a level of aesthetic beauty.

Knife – D-12 Maestro Wu Bombshell Steel Cleaver (heavier)

Sharpening a Meat Cleaver on a Belt Sander

December 20, 2018

Sharpening Tips by Tom Blodgett of Jende Industries

Sharpening a meat cleaver on a belt sander using two different positions of the blade will help to make an even bevel that will cut better and last longer. First step is with the blade perpendicular to the belt, and the second step is askew. The askew position increases the surface area of the edge being abraded, and therefore makes it more consistent. See the rest of the sharpening done on stones, here.


Knife – D-12 Maestro Wu Bombshell Steel Cleaver (heavier)

Jende Sharpening Tips – Leather & Roo Strop Loading

December 18, 2018

Jende Sharpening tips byTom Blodgett at
Loading the Jende Leather and Kangaroo strops with the Jende Poly Diamond Emulsions is quick and easy. Spreading a thing coating of emulsion evenly across the strop’s surface, let dry for about 1 hour, and use. Too much emulsion will dry too thick on the surface and be wiped off immediately upon first use.

Jende strops in 1×4″, 1×6″ 2×6″ and 210x70mm
Jende Poly Diamond Emulsion


Jende 12 Micron Max Concentration Poly Diamond Emulsion vs. chip in 52-100 steel edge

December 17, 2018

Jende 12 Micron Max Concentration Poly Diamond Emulsions was loaded onto a Jende Nanocloth Ultra Strop, and was used to monitor the cutting action of a chip on a blade made of 52-100 steel. Microscope pictures were taken every 20 strokes. Overall, the change in the chip size was approx 0.010mm, or 0.005″ over 200 strokes. While there may be errors in measurement readings, the chip’s top-most portion was clearly altered from beginning to end., as well as the level of finish on the surrounding bevel/edge.


Jende Max concentration Emulsion are available at

Jende Sharpening Tips – Left Handed Reed Knife by Left Handed Sharpener

December 6, 2018

Jende Sharpening tips byTom Blodgett at

Left handed reed knife users are people, too. Here is a demonstration of a left handed version of the Dime-Nickel reed knife sharpening method that every Jende Reed Knife is sharpened with to make a left handed reed knife. Excellent for Oboe, bassoon, and Clarinet reed makers.

Stones: Chosera 600 and 1K
Reed Knife: Chairugi

Jende Sharpening Tips – Using the Jende Nanocloth Ultra Strops

December 4, 2018

Sharpening Tips from Tom Blodgett at
Using the dynamics of the Jende Nanocloth Strops once loaded with Jende emulsions allows you to tickle the edge by stropping with no pressure, or by using pressure to compress the nanocloth, which exposes more abrasive, making the stroke more aggressive at the same grit level.

Strops: Jende Nanocloth Ultra, 0.25 micron in 1×4″, 1×6, 2×6″, and 210x70mm
Emulsion: Jende Poly Diamond Emulsion, 0.25 micron
Knives: Benchmade CPM20CV, Jende Student Reed Knife, D2 Damascus Chef Knife

Jende Sharpening Tips – Jende Nanocloth Strop Loading

December 3, 2018

Sharpening Tips from Tom Blodgett at

Loading the Jende Nanocloth strops for the first time requires a little extra diamond emulsion the first time in order to fill up the honeycomb column structure. Simply spread the Jende Poly Diamond Emulsion evenly and you will see how quickly the emulsion is drawn into the nanocloth. To reload a strop takes much less emulsion to top off the columns. Also, you can wash the Nancoloth with water and reload. Let the strops dry for several hours (overnight is best) and always use dry.

Strops: Jende Nanocloth Ultra in 1×4″, 1×6″, 2×6″ and 210x70mm
Emulsion: Jende Poly Diamond Emulsion, 0.25 micron (60,000 grit)

Jende Sharpening Tips – Pantzier Reed Knife

December 1, 2018

Sharpening Tips from Tom Blodgett at

The Pantzier reed knife is basically a single bevel knife with a radius tip. The bevel portion of the blade is sharpened as usual by following the bevel angle. The radius is the tricky part, which requires a compound motion of matching the bevel while raising the handle to match the contour of the tip to come into contact with the stone along the entire radius. This is definitely a more advanced technique. The softness of the steel puts the optimum operating sharpness between 600 and 2,000 grit, and will benefit more from being reinforced with a micro bevel, or secondary bevel.

Knife: Reeds ‘N Stuff Pantzier
Stone: Naniwa Chosera 600

Jende Sharpening Tips – Ando Single Bevel Reed Knife

November 29, 2018

Sharpening Tips from Tom Blodgett at Single bevel reed knives usually follow the preset bevel angle, but the laminated steel of the Ando knife requires more “forward pressure” so that the harder edge steel gets abraded rather than the softer top layer of steel. The flat side of the blade can usually be sharpened flat, but may require a slight lift to accommodate for what is essentially a double bevel that forms from dished stones and/or poor technique.

Knife: Ando SIngle Bevel Reed Knife Stone: Naniwa 600 Chosera.