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Honing weapons

Postby 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

Postby 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

Postby Bones » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:54 pm

sharpen (a blade).
"he was carefully honing the curved blade"
synonyms: sharpen, whet, strop, grind, file; More
antonyms: blunt, dull
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"
another way of saying home in on (see home).
"the detectives honed in on the suspect"
noun: hone; plural noun: hones
a whetstone, especially one used to sharpen razors.
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Re: Honing weapons

Postby 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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