The key to consistent and fast honing is repeatability – and the Mk.II honing guide delivers it in spades. Whether you're a sharpening veteran or just starting out, this versatile guide lets you concentrate on sharpening without worrying about controlling blade angle at the same time. This makes your honing reliable, accurate and consistent.
The deluxe honing guide set includes standard and narrow-blade clamping heads as well as an angle registration jig, a straight roller base and a camber roller base.
The standard head uses a clamping bar that registers on the face of the blade. It accepts flat and tapered blades between 1/2" and 2 7/8" wide and up to 15/32" thick, including skew blades. It hones bevel angles from 15° to 54° and back bevels from 10° to 20°.
The narrow-blade head clamps blades from the sides with parallel jaws to ensure they stay square to the jig. The jaws are also canted to keep blades centered and tight to the reference face of the jig, whether they have bevelled or square edges – it will even hold chisels that are triangular in cross section. It accepts blades from 1/8" to 1 1/2" wide, holding bevel-edged chisels up to 15/32" thick and square-edged blades up to 11/32" thick. It hones bevel angles from 15° to 40° and back bevels from 10° to 20°.
Offering an impressive range of angle settings, the integral blade angle registration jig squares the blade and sets the bevel angle in one easy step. A scale and sighting mark help center blades when using the standard head; the narrow-blade head is self-centering. Once the blade is clamped, the jig slides off the guide.
The interchangeable rollers attach to the clamping heads with a single thumbscrew. The eccentric axle mount lets you add a micro-bevel to any angle setting with a simple turn of a knob. The straight roller hones straight edges. At 2" wide, it provides a stable base for even the narrowest of blades. The barrel-shaped camber roller lets you rock the guide slightly to hone a slight curve or camber into a blade edge, eliminating blade tracks when planing.
The completely predictable results this set offers for a wide variety of blades makes it useful in the shop of any woodworker who works with hand tools.
Made in Canada. Patented.
The optional Veritas Skew Registration Jig is offered separately.