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How sharp is sharp enough?  I have several methods I typically employ to test woodworking irons.  There are obviously many ways to test the sharpness of a blade; this video covers a couple common methods that I find are hit-or-miss, coupled with a few that I find work for me every time.  If there is another method you’d like to see, aside from anything involving my own blood, let me know and I’ll try to post a quick instructional.  
Thanks for watching!


  1. This was actually a very useful (and very cool) video! I have been trying to get "good" at sharpening, but the ultimate test of what is sharp has eluded me, frustrating me to no end! These quick, easy ways to tell the difference between almost sharp and wow! that's sharp, are very helpful thank you!

    1. I'm glad it was helpful. Thanks for checking it out!