Old-time sawyers pulled out a jammed log and with the blade turning slowly, used an old mop and water to cool the hot area on the blade quickly to retemper
it and avoid a permanent warp or set.
(Note: Chocolate with sugar bloom can be used for baking but it should never be retempered
for candy making.
He tells me: 'It is being retempered
and sharpened, so that it may burnish brightly and cut a swathe through non-believers and faceless bureaucrats.'