Originally Posted by Tog
If I recall correctly even edge filling had to be tip to tail. Which is moronic. One has to perform all sorts of gyrations to get that. For no benefit
Not so fast with the value judgment. You're recalling the procedure but not the context. That advice was for segmented edges or cracked edges.
If you had cracked or segmented steel edges, filing tail-to-tip made for burrs and uneven transitions on the leading edge of each segment. For additional fun and games, on segmented edges filing tail to tip combined with a hard push of the file would destroy the rear bevel on the tipward segment.
So yes, I filed my Elans and my K2 CSLs tip to tail. Gyrations? I don't remember gyrations. I do also remember the faster rusting, on the Elans especially, if I forgot.