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Lugi
09-08-2011, 09:28
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

RichJ
09-08-2011, 13:14
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.

JDSTG58
09-08-2011, 13:46
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Lugi
09-08-2011, 15:05
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?

31F20
09-09-2011, 13:54
Any other tips to do this?
Wear gloves when sharpening it.

Texas357
09-10-2011, 14:36
I usually just use a coarse stone on a machete, unless it is really dinged up bad. The Puck (tm) is a handy one.

Lugi
09-10-2011, 17:53
Thanks guys!

RWBlue
09-10-2011, 19:11
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.