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I got this off ebay for about £8. It's a #7 sweep, I reckon it to be a Marples and for some reason bought it. By my estimation it needs the end flattening and re-grinding, am I right?

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I'm going to use my Tormek knock off waterstone to reshape the end and end up on some 400 grit wet and dry before hitting the strop.
 

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Well I had a real go at this thing for an hour or so today. First on the wetstone to reshape the end, then the oil stone followed by stropping using Autosol, then jewellers rouge, then plain leather.

I know it isn't perfect, there are a few deep scratches that will come out with time and the inner channel will get more polished, but already it will cut the end grain of pine smoothly and shave my arm. There is a slight ripple in the end, this came and went so I think it's either my inaccurate hand sharpening, a variation in thickness of the forged steel or a combination of both.
Oh, and the black mark you can see on one of the pictures is the camera reflected in the finish :)

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