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Grinding an Onglette graver
Runtime: 5m 12s
This initial preparation consists of removing the “Tang”. Then
having it be inserted into the wooden handle of your choice.
Lighting above the bench-grinder is very important as you must see
any subtle changes in the shaping of the Onglette blade. The next
very important stage is to accurately shape the front part of the
blade to a fine point. Water immersion is very important, if the
blade overheats it will turn a bluish colour & have the steel
soften. I use a ratio of three grindings to one of water. In my next
video will show how the finished blade will look. There are many
’delicate steps of preparation’ before the actual “Bright-Cutting”.
One thing to remember, there are no ‘short-cuts’…only doing things
the correct way!