The easier way to peen your blade! Devised to make the art of peening more accessible to the beginner
- Simplifies hammer sharpening of the scythe's cutting edge.
- The edge is thinned by cold working the metal.
- The jig is mounted into a pre-drilled block of wood.
- The blade's edge is placed on the flat of the jig lightly touching the post
- The red cap 1 is put over the post and the blade is worked uniformly with a hammer making a primary bevel.
- The yellow cap 2 is then used for the finishing bevel
- The caps are struck repeatedly with a hammer as the blade is drawn through the jig producing a line of blows near the blade edge that draws out and thins the metal. The process is repeated with the second cap, which is shaped so as to create a line of peening closer to the blade edge then the first.
- The jig is relatively easy to use and requires less accuracy then freehand peening. It produces good results for most circumstances, and can produce excellent results with practice.
A magnifying lens is handy for examing your blade. It makes it easy to spot burrs and cracks as well as allowing you to see up-close the effect of your sharpening and peening efforts, especially when learning how to hone your blade.
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- Highly recommended for beginners, almost impossible to damage your blade whereas with freehand peening you can. Don't forget to sharpen with a coarse Whetstone and then a medium or fine, I went staight to fine after peening and couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting a good edge.