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In the interest of full disclosure, the following book , “The Perfect Edge” , is being published by my parent company, F+W Media. Also, I consider the author, Ron Hock, a good friend. Oh, and once I got on stage and shook it with a belly dancer in Greece after too many grape leaves and shots of ouzo.

OK, now that all that’s on the table, I think I can also say I’m a big fan of the two other big sharpening books out there: “The Complete Guide to Sharpening” by Leonard Lee (Taunton) and “Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Sharpening” by Thomas Lie-Nielsen. I’ve also sharpened a few tools in the last 15 years using everything from a brick to a $1,000 electric-powered record player.

So let’s get the most important question out of the way. If you already own the books by Lee or Lie-Nielsen, do you need “The Perfect Edge?” Well, unless you are a sharpening geek, no.


 

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