Congrats on the find, it should clean up pretty decent, almost all of them seem to. Hopefully you're not digging around DFW, otherwise I missed one
Nice find. Good luck honing it.
Nice find. Good luck with a restoration project.
Love the wedges, enjoy!
I started working on this today. I hit it with 100 grit sandpaper. It's looking better but there's some serious pitting. I stopped sanding and worked up through a progression because I was afraid I was going to turn my wedge into a half hollow!
Have any of you taken a dremel with sanding wheel to a blade? My arm is about to fall off from the sanding earlier.
Well, if you slightly hollow the blade it will hone faster....I would start setting the bevel honing without tape on my Chosera and see how the faces clean up. Honing a true wedge IS time consuming, but not any harder. One advantage is when you hone it through the progressions, the sides will polish up very nicely. I would focus on the tail, spine, etc at the expense of the faces of the blade if the test honing on low grit shows the entire sides make contact.
Sand away you will have arthritis before you make a dent in that blade.