So does anybody sharpen a knife with a file?

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The farmers around here use parang, machete, coconut knives, corn knives, etc., etc., as their daily work cutting tools. All sharpen using files. In fact, when I asked one about why she used the file rather than a stone for her sickle, she said she prefered the rougher edge for harvesting rice.

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Stitchawl

Really like this photo.:thumbup: As for using file to sharpen knife only time i use a file on a knife was to do this on my rat seven. Before and after.
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Only use files on axes for most part. But file would work well to sharpen knife.
 

David Martin

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Ulf, You improved the look of this model. Good file work. I think I would take the edge further, right up to the finger groove choil. Thus, giving it more 'eye appealing' lines and function. DM
 

bigmark408

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My dad used to sharpen his knives with files, grinders... on bricks or what ever he could,,,edges were crude but he would make them cut...lol.
 

FortyTwoBlades

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You can produce a very nice edge with a *quality* file on a blade with steel of appropriate hardness. Proper use of files for sharpening rather than bulk metal removal is a developed skill, but anyone with good tool literacy/sensitivity can figure it out without much trouble.
 
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