Absolutely! You can do scandi's, sabres, full-flats and various convex grinds with a file. Take your time and follow Fiddleback's tips.
Originally Posted by bronyblacksmith
OK, here's my off-topic rant...
I think that's really the crux of the issue. We'd also do well to keep in mind that in actual Scandinavia, these type knives are regarded as basically disposable. They certainly aren't a cult item like they seem to be in the UK and USA. There's a reason they cost $15 after being shipped across an ocean
Originally Posted by Liam Ryan
On a sub-.100" blade, "scandi" grinds can be very keen indeed... I have no problem at all with thin blades, zero-grinds and perhaps microbevels. I prefer stock more on the order of .050" for such knives, and I don't use the cheapest stuff I can get... but hey, that's just me.
But when I see people putting half a grind or less on larger, thicker knives simply because it's cool/trendy/whatever, it just makes me think they're too dang cheap/lazy to grind a proper knife. Done wrong, a "scandi" is sort of the mini-version of a sharpened prybar, only worse... cuts just as poorly, without the heavy-duty prybar part.
I do not entertain hypotheticals. The world as it is, is vexing enough.
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