So, i love my knives and axes. I take pride in keeping my hunting knives razor sharp, literally. A sharp tool is a safe and more effective tool. My wife got me a very nice Wetterlings axe for Christmas. What a great tool and the thing is shave worthy from the factory. I have an older Olympia axe I've had for years that is not high quality buy does the job. I decided to finally sharpen it up right. The bit had an incorrect edge/bevel on the bit so I got some supplies and and went to town sharpening it. Between a file, whetstone, 800 and 1500 grit sand paper and a final 15 minutes with a giant stroping board I make it will now shave my hair. I was so happy with my self and jokingly proclaimed to my wife that I am officially a man with this accomplishment. Here she is.