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.
This version of the guide is for those who predominantly sharpen narrow blades. It consists of a narrow-blade clamping head, a standard roller base and an angle registration jig. It clamps blades from 1/8" to 1 1/2" wide using parallel jaws to ensure blades stay square to the jig. Whether they have bevelled or square edges, blades are kept centered and tight to the reference face of the jig by the canted jaws. It accepts bevel edged chisels up to 15/32" thick and square-edged chisels up to 11/32" thick, and hones bevel angles from 15° to 40° and back bevels from 10° to 20°.
The roller attaches to the clamping head 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. At 2" wide, it provides a stable base for even the narrowest of blades.
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. Once the blade is clamped, the jig slides off the guide.
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.