Honing weapons

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Blayneburner
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Honing weapons

Post by Blayneburner » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:03 pm

What exactly does it mean to hone?

I was seeking more so I know how to rp honing a weapon and so forth?

Looking up definitions it sounds like its just sharpening the blade, but that's a seperate skill. Is it to decorate the weapon? Or something totally different?

Sorry if this question seems a bit convoluted!

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Re: Honing weapons

Post by Onasaki » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:50 pm

It increases the damage of items by a certain number.

But yes, it's pretty much sharpening the blade.
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Re: Honing weapons

Post by Bones » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:54 pm

hone
hōn/
verb
1.
sharpen (a blade).
"he was carefully honing the curved blade"
synonyms: sharpen, whet, strop, grind, file; More
antonyms: blunt, dull
2.
refine or perfect (something) over a period of time.
"she has taken numerous workshops to hone her skills over the years"
give greater strength or firmness to (the body or a part of the body).
"she has been working hard to hone her physique"
3.
another way of saying home in on (see home).
"the detectives honed in on the suspect"
noun
noun: hone; plural noun: hones
1.
a whetstone, especially one used to sharpen razors.
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Re: Honing weapons

Post by radioactivejesus » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:49 am

basically you are using a grinding device to create an extremely uniform surface on a piece of metal. Before honing, even an object that's intended to be the same thickness throughout will be 1/1000th to 2/1000ths of an inch too large or too small in areas. In ye olden days, the variance would be way larger. So picture a sword where the edges are sharp, but somewhat rough and uneven which hinders it's cutting ability. By using a honing stone, which is basically an abrasive like sandpaper or a grindstone, someone would level out the surface until it's reached perfection.

Staff making honing an optional process was a really neat idea, as it's often an optional step in real life too

tl;dr version: Basically you are sanding down the blade and applying finishing touches to the edge
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