Sharpening: Gurkha Kukri & machetes?
Well I'm going to take on a 2 big sharpening projects this weekend. I have 2 of the older Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri knives ( one with a 15 inch blade and one with a 12 inch) that I'm going to do some serious sharpening on.
I will admit that I could stand to learn a few more tricks about sharpening big blades like these and I also want to touch up a couple of great machetes I have as well.
The Cold Steel Gurkha Kukris both have the old CArbon V steel in them which is not a very easy steel to work with. Actually it's pretty hard/tough stuff to put an edge on. But when you do put a great edge particularly on those Gurkhas they blow through small trees and brush with hardly no resistance at all.
So let's talk about sharpening the big blades shall we? I most generally use a sandpaper sharpening method to reprofile the Gurkhas but I"m open to any suggestions because I got a lot of time to get this done before I go on vacation. Also does anyone know what steel they used in Martindale machetes?
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