"The Jende Book of Sharpening Double Hollow Ground Reed Knives" by Tom Blodgett
This book removes the voodoo, wives-tales, mystery, and most importantly - the failure - out of sharpening any brand of double hollow ground reed knife. The Dime-Nickel Sharpening Method, which is used to sharpen every single Jende Reed Knife, is a proven method that will work for the entire life of your reed knife. Each page is filled with straightforward, concrete sharpening information that can be used by reed knife sharpeners of all levels, and is accompanied by over 70 detailed color pictures. The end result is less time spent sharpening, and more time spent playing the great reeds you can make with a sharp knife.
- The Dime-Nickel Method of Sharpening
- Easy to follow step by step directions
- Right and left handed sharpening instructions
- Glossary with both pictured and written definitions
- Over 70 high quality full color pictures
The Nickel-Dime Sharpening Method is the same exact method used to sharpen every Jende Reed Knife. It is a simple, yet effective way to get positive results from the very first time you sharpen a hollow ground reed knife of any kind.
Written by B. Thomas Blodgett, of Jende Industries, LLC, this book is designed with the beginner reed knife sharpener in mind and is just like sitting in on one of his knife sharpening demos. Aside from offering easy to follow step by step instructions, the entire first half of the book is dedicated to reed knife sharpening theory and is a valuable reference book for any double-reed player's library.