The narrow blade clamping head is available separately as an accessory for existing owners of the standard Mk.II honing guide. It is interchangeable with the standard head in seconds. It securely clamps blades as narrow as 3mm(1/8") and up to 38mm(1.1/2") square to the jig. This head further extends the scope of your standard Mk.II jig.
3 November 2016
Great AccesoryI have owned a Veritas honing guide for several years and whilst it has been perfect for sharpening plane blades and wide chisels to a razor sharpness I have often struggled to keep my narrow Japanese chisels square in the clamp often resulting in a slightly off square edge. Whilst this can be desirable in some situations it also wastes time and steel. The narrow blade holder overcomes this issue due to its parallel clamping heads. All my chisels are now square and razor sharp. Highly recommended to get the best out of the guide system.
9 February 2016
Essential for owners of the MKII honing systemI have had the MKII honing system for several years and it has given good service for plane blades and the wider chisels (above 9mm), but for small chisels it has been less reliable. The problem was that small blades would tend to move during the sharpening process; a problem that the narrow blade clamp solves completely with its very secure grip. In fact, I use it for all blade sizes that will fit. It is well made and provides consistent and excellent results.