Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hey all, I’m wondering what scope anyone / everyone uses to look at their knife edge to monitor sharpening progress. I’ve got a cheap loup that works ok, but I hear (and see on YouTube videos) that those $20 scopes are damn nice- at least good enough to see edge blemishes and I’ve even seen want I believe ate metal inclusions. Amazon and eBay and gearbest and bang wood all seem to sell a 10-30$ unit that even takes photos, and I’m interested if anyone has bought one recently, can send a link or model with a quick review. There seem to be so many options! Ideally I’d like to broadcast the video to my iPhone, but not opposed to hooking it up to the usb in a laptop either. Some of these units claim rediscutions magnification and I presume it’s not a lot more than a simple webcam type thing. One nice feature I think I want is something like a shroud beyond the lens, with internal led lighting for the camera, that will allow me to maintain a consistent focal distance from the blade edge. The ability to capture a decent photo would be cool, and if I ever decide to take on a side-hustle of becoming a pro sharpener, I could snap before and after photos for clients! But, this is really a tool to visually monitor progress and supplement the “feeling for a burr” approach. Anyway, all input is appreciated and thanks in advance!