Archive for May, 2014 – For All Types of Sharpeners

May 22, 2014 is now live!

Finally – a forum for sharpeners of all disciplines!

Most forums out there focus on individual kinds of sharpening, such as knives or scissors or woodworking tools; or on specific methods, such as freehand or the Wicked Edge or belt sanders. This is all good – but there are a lot of great sharpening techniques and philosophies that go unlearned or unexploited between the various sharpeners because there is just no cross-talk. is designed as an open space where all sharpening related questions and experiments can be shared and learned from in an objective and supportive open-air atmosphere. There is also an area for knife/blade/tool, handle, scale and sheath making, as these areas often overlap with sharpening.

We invite all levels of sharpeners, and questions about all kinds of sharpening methods, tools, and techniques as we are all on our own journeys. Who knows,  you may just find yourself falling further down the rabbit hole! 🙂 So please stop by and check it out. Ultimately, it just a bunch of sharpeners who love talking about sharpening!

See you there!



Jouhet Brevete Medialle 6/8 Forged Wedge – For Sale!

May 4, 2014

Our new section of used straight and DE razors for sale is slowly being populated! Our next razor is a wonderful hand forged Jouhet Brevete Medialle 6/8 Wedge with brand new African cedar wood scales.

We had trouble aging the razor, but given the facts of the steel type, lack of jimps, and hand forged shape, it was most likely forged as early as 1830 and as late as 1900 in the farming region of Jouhet, France. Our best guesstimate is 1880s, though. Either way, if you like wedges and smooth shaves, this is the razor for you. Please enjoy the intro and shave below!