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02-20-2014, 10:47 AM
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TieClark
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Originally Posted by CanucksSayEh View Post
If the blade still easily shaves my fingernail, I assume it's good to go. Also good to have a sharpening stone, for the in-betweens.
That's a pretty common belief, but is also a myth.

A skate with literally no edge (completely flat) will feel sharp because it's the edge of steel. The 2 main things is looking down the length of the blade on both the front and back and making sure the groove is in the middle of the blade, not more on one side or the other. The second is looking at the bottom of the blade and making sure there are no burrs or nicks left on the blade and that the blade doesn't look off in any way.

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