two-handed grip detail

The author favors this two-handed grip which works well on sturdy blades with no flex. Thinner blades require a one-handed grip on the handle with the other hand, fingers spread, supporting the blade to avoid bending, thus assuring the proper angle is maintained. This diamond hone is still going strong after a quarter-century of use.

strop detail
The author and his number one fan, Paloma.