Category Archives: Edge Prep

MET Offers a Variety of Edge Prep Applications and Options

Posted on July 31st, 2019
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There’s some truth to not messing with a good thing. Edge prep technologies could fit within this category. Historically, humans have employed edge prep tools since the beginning of time. Those charged with the important construction of early tools like arrowheads and swords understood the importance of honing an edge to perfection. While there have been some improvements in the craft, the basics of edge prep technology remain largely unchanged. What has evolved is the reliability and consistency new edge prep technology offers to manufacturers in a range of industries. Prior to the modern age of industrialization, edge prep was in the hands of a minority. These craftsmen were known and sought out for their stone-sharpening techniques. Knowledge was then passed to an apprentice who may or may not have had the same abilities as the master. It was a…

An Evolution of Edge Prep Technologies

Posted on June 25th, 2019
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There are many things to thank our ancestors for but one of the most useful may be the implementation of tools for sharpening. Their work made sharp points on arrowheads possible and added balance and heft to swords using a simple sharpening stone. With consistent use, these individuals honed their techniques over time. But without consistent use, those skills diminish and the talent of the worker learning the skill is not always transferable. Apprentices learned the craft with some measure of competency, but unfortunately not all exceeded the talents of the master they learned from. The Labor of Craft As in many trades, the work is often only as good as the crafts person doing it. As the need for the work progressed so did the need to produce work that is repeatable and consistent no matter who was doing…