For over a year I'm searching for some way to mimic a few honing principles on a large scale, so people can actually see what's going on at the very edge.
A fine block of cheese and some graters in different "coarseness" seems to be just what we need. And we can eat the honing debris, while discussing the principles...
Its all there Bart, you can even work the cheese "bevel" where it needs to make it level, just like on a Razors edge,we have 3 graters from the standard coarse one i used on this soft Red Leicester cheese through to medium and fine for hard Italion Cheeses, I am guessing you could find a something to replicate a final polishing as we do with a coti/water?
Glad you found this a help, and i hope you can indeed use this as a way to demonstrate this remarkable craft