I once read about doing this (running a new blade's edge through a cork to knock off the burr) and it makes sense, but I haven't done it. I do it every time I sharpen a knife, actually several times, using the 2x6 I use to lay my stones on. I got a good deal of schooling ala Murray Carter and this is how he does it, so that's good enough for me.
I thought of this after reading someone's comment about getting the best shaves the 2nd or 3rd time after changing blades. I'm going to put a cork next to my blade box right now.
Middle of MO
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