First of all, sorry to everyone for continuing this tangent...
Abyss__Fish wrote: ↑
Also I don't really consider uneven bevels to be any sort of a defect, since it's so easily fixed.
Abyss_Fish, please don’t mistake this as an offensive response. I’m just compelled to better explain my experience and meaning.
Unevenness on a thinly-ground blade is indeed tolerable and fixable, but a Shaman blade is rarely, if ever, thinly ground.
The problem with over-ground edge bevels is that you can never fix them to be less over-ground, barring an expensive professional regrind. It’s not just an aesthetic annoyance, because it leads to fat BTE numbers before any sharpening has even happened.
We all know that thin BTE is better for cutting performance. This is especially important on thick blades like the Shaman, on which the BTE thickens quickly as you grind away the edge during sharpening. My thinner-bladed and thinly-ground Endura and thinly-ground PM2, with plenty of sharpenings, are still thinner BTE than any new Shaman that I’ve had since the Cru-carta Shaman and several of my Manixes.
Lastly, fixing an over-ground blade just for aesthetics by making the whole bevel the same size would only waste time, abrasive, and steel.
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