First off a quick bit of background. I have been straight shaving for about 2 months now. I have touched up 2 different razors that were sent to me shave ready from Larry @ whipped dog. More to see if I could hone them to keep them as sharp as he initially sent them. Both of those razors have been fine. I also purchased a new Dovo Best Quality 6/8 that wasn't shave ready. Mainly because I wanted a) a blade that I would be the only one to hone period, and b) without any pitting/cosmetic damage to start with.
I am using a DMT Extra Fine (1200 grit or 9micron) stone to try to set the bevel. The side of the blade with the Solingen Best Quality etching facing up when on the stone, I can't seem to get a consistently even bevel on. The bevel tapers from the heel to a point about an inch and a half from the toe, and then back up on the toe. I am going to try to attach an image though not the greatest quality(smart phone camera) of what I am talking about.
The shiny reflection on the bevel side ends pretty much where the bevel tapers off the end of the blade. Then just on the other side, it picks back up and tapers toward the toe, where there is a 1mm or so deep bevel edge. I don't understand it.
Initially, I thought it was a problem with my DMT not being completely flat, so I touched up one of the whipped dog straights from here, up to a .03 micron lapping film. Even bevel all the way across. I also, tried this blade on 9 micron lapping film, to the same results. I can't see any blade bend or warp in the spine by naked eye, and if it were bent/warped I would think it would show on both sides, not just one. The other side has a consistent 1mm bevel all the way across. I can only assume it is something to do with my technique. I am trying to use as little pressure as possible to keep the blade edge completely flat on the DMT or film