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How to sharpen a knife or ax

26 Comments on How to sharpen a knife or ax

  1. i also agree with burrito about the burr on the axe

  2. Seems very simple.

  3. oldscouter // March 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm // Reply

    I have used and sharpened axes for 30 years — I agree with Burrito about the formation of the burr on the axe, and also making one long stroke each time.
    The idea of the log and stakes is a good one. I have never seen it before, and I think it is a good way to go.

  4. How often should I sharpen my pocket knife?

  5. what about using the file properly, you could very easly ruin files the way the video is showing you how

  6. random guy, yuh gotta click on tha thing that sez ax sharpening.

  7. The video won’t play for me either.

  8. knife collector // November 29, 2008 at 9:42 am // Reply

    video wont play.

  9. now i know how to sharpen a AXE thanks for the TIPS!

  10. i can sharpen my pocket knife.Thanks for the tips.

  11. The axe/hatchet sharpening is correct. The knife sharpening is only partially correct.

    Alternate from one side of the blade to the other. NEVER continuously hone one side of the blade. This creates an uneven bevel.

  12. these are wrong

  13. now i can sharpen my pocket knives

  14. Axe sharpening info is incomplete. You should mention that a burr will be formed on the opposite side of the blade that you’re filing on, then tell us how to get rid of the burr edge, strop the blade, etc. Also, we were taught to make a long, single file strokes from the near end of the blade to the far end. Your method of filing in small sections most likely will lead to uneven sharpening.

  15. CuriousScout // May 27, 2008 at 4:41 pm // Reply

    How long should I sharpen the knife?Mine become very dull.

    • Sharpen it until it is as sharp as you want it. Differences between people, metals, and stones all contribute to differences in how fast a knife gets sharp, and how sharp it gets. What you consider sharp or dull may be different from what I consider sharp and dull.

  16. great video and tip

  17. Very good videos!!

  18. You can just hold the axe with one hand and sharpen with a whetstone with the other hand if you don’t want to set up the stakes

  19. natitonic the file sharpenz the axe (duh)

  20. our troop always used wetstones for our axes and stuff. but i think i will tell them to try and use a file next time and see how hat works

  21. I never knew you could sharpen an ax with just a filer, log, & tent pegs. I tried it and found out it really works.

  22. it is facinating to learn about it

  23. oh sorry bout that other comment im just fig. things out here


  24. no offense but, how do you sharpen an ax bye putting it be hind some pegs and a log?

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