Veritas Mk.II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide - The key to consistent and fast honing is repeatability and this guide delivers it in spades. The main difference in our Mk.II version is its integral blade registration system that squares the blade and sets the bevel angle in one easy step.
For those who predominantly sharpen narrow blades, we offer a
narrow-blade honing guide consisting of the narrow-blade
clamping head, the standard roller base and the angle registration
jig. It clamps blades from 1/8 to inch wide using parallel
jaws to ensure blades stay square to the jig. Whether they have beveled 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 inch thick and square-edged chisels up to
11/32 inch thick, and hones bevel angles from 15 to 40 degrees and back
bevels from 10 to 20 degrees.
The Mk.II retains the three-position eccentric roller of our original model, a feature that is universally liked as it allows a micro-bevel to be honed quickly and accurately after only a simple turn of a knob. No other action is needed and results are completely predictable. The 2 in wide roller is stable for even the narrowest of blades.
The Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide has been designed to produce accurate and repeatable square bevels on chisel and plane blades. However, when using smoothing planes on large, flat surfaces, it is desirable to hone a slight curve, or camber, into the edge of the blade. This allows the cut to taper out on each side, and avoids plane tracks in the surface.