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Hi Jon,

Yes.  Consolidation of an edge equates to longitudinally compressing, smoothing and polishing it’s surface to an extremely high degree and – with scrapers – enables you to deform it into a hook.   In essence you initially consolidate – using a burnisher – the flat side of the scraper directly adjacent to it’s cutting edge before consolidating the thin cutting edge and forming a very fine lateral hook (Roll over) and cutting edge.  In essence you work harden, stretch (Beyond the existing crisply stoned edge) and polish the steel to an extremely fine finish – using a burnisher – before deforming the resultant lip to form a hook.

The higher degree of finish, the better the cutting edge. 😉