Testing for Sharpness

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== Common Methods of Testing for Sharpness ==
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== Common Methods Used by WE Forum members for Testing for Sharpness ==
  
A few common methods of testing for sharpness are:
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A few common methods of testing for sharpness by forum members are (feel free to add yours here):
  
 
Slicing newspaper
 
Slicing newspaper
 
  
 
Slicing notebook paper
 
Slicing notebook paper
  
 
Shaving arm hair
 
Shaving arm hair
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Higher levels of sharpness can be tested by:
 
Higher levels of sharpness can be tested by:
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Push cutting toilet paper
 
Push cutting toilet paper
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== The Hanging Hair Test ==
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The Hanging Hair Test is commonly used by straight razor sharpeners to test their blades.  It can also be used on knives.
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A description can be found here:  [http://www.coticule.be/hanging-hair-test.html The Hanging Hair Test]

Latest revision as of 17:28, 10 November 2012

Common Methods Used by WE Forum members for Testing for Sharpness

A few common methods of testing for sharpness by forum members are (feel free to add yours here):

Slicing newspaper

Slicing notebook paper

Shaving arm hair


Higher levels of sharpness can be tested by:

Push cutting newspaper

Push cutting toilet paper

The Hanging Hair Test

The Hanging Hair Test is commonly used by straight razor sharpeners to test their blades. It can also be used on knives.

A description can be found here: The Hanging Hair Test

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