I ordered the narrow anvil and hammer set from you and would like to tell you that I am so happy I did. Before I was trying to sharpen my blades with a peening jig and I never could get them sharp again - I still had to mow and it was a bit of a slog. I finally got better at honing after watching videos of Alpine folks demonstrate (I have one of those more cigar shaped stones and the instructions I had before were for the different style of honing) but peening with the jig never worked.
After reading all the instructions and watching a video I went to work on last year's blade yesterday and low and behold, it worked! I am so glad that after 3 mowing seasons I have finally figured it out! Thank you for the very thorough education!
Now I am not loving my whetstones, still, so I would like to order a Bergamo, to use now and a Doppelbock (ooh, my favorite beer, the Andechser!) for when I am really good at this.
I have two acres of Californian weeds and grasses to mow every year - I am getting a lot of practice...