I have a Geneva Cutlery 6/8 razor that was giving me really nice shaves, but the blade needed some cosmetic work.
After I prettied it up I had trouble honing it. I tested the edge by shaving arm hairs, and parts of the blade just weren't getting sharp.
Well, I thought I knew what was going on, and marking the edge and the spine with a Sharpie confirmed it. I had sanded out some heavy rust spots on the spine, and now the spine isn't flat. Parts of the spine aren't making contact with the hone. And parts of the edge aren't getting sharp.
What shouId I do now? Sanding the spine to flatten it is one possibility. I kinda hate to do more sanding, I have a mirror finish on the blade and I did that without a Dremel. I would hate to muss up my 'sweat equity', but I need to get this razor back into shaving condition.
Taping the spine with enough tape to level it off is another.