Viewing loupe alternative


Grumpy old man
If for some strange reason you have access to a photographic enlarger lens you likely can use it for a viewing loupe when honing. Going through some left over photographic gear I found a very old Leitz 5cm/50mm enlarger lens. Seems to work well for viewing the edge and bevel of a blade. Film enlarger lenses are very good quality giving a very nice distortion free edge to edge view.