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File for a machete?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Lugi, Sep 8, 2011.


  1. Lugi

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    What kind do I get to put a good edge on mine..I'm new to this stuff.

    Thanks.

    My machete is a from Ontario Knives, 1-18
     

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  2. RichJ

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    For a machete just about anything will work. I use a regular old 12" bastard_file. Because a machete is so long, you can get good long strokes with the file and take off material with little effort and get a very sharp edge.
     

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  4. Lugi

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    It's new so no damage...just would like a put a sharp edge on it, but hey it's a machete.


    And guys thank you very much!

    -Chris


    Any other tips to do this?
     
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  5. 31F20

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    Wear gloves when sharpening it.
     
  6. Texas357

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    I usually just use a coarse stone on a machete, unless it is really dinged up bad. The Puck (tm) is a handy one.
     
  7. Lugi

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    Thanks guys!
     
  8. RWBlue

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    I use an old very rough file. I prefer my file VERY rough. I think it helps rip the brush/vines as much as cut it.