Reply To: Split shaving – time to sharpen up?

Stewart Perry

I’ve found that split shavings (and other degradation of the blade) can often follow from hitting just one or two knots, requiring the edge to be cleaned up by resharpening it. Microscopic nicks and roughness in the edge can be detected by lightly dragging the end of your fingernail across it, but obviously be very careful when doing this.

Stu - Surrey, UK