Learn how to pull the blade against the steel to sharpen the knife. How to Sharpen Knives: http://www.familyhandyman.com/kitchen/how-to-sharpen-knives/view-all

Learn how to pull the blade against the steel to sharpen the knife. How to Sharpen Knives: http://www.familyhandyman.com/kitchen/how-to-sharpen-knives/view-all

5 Tricks for Better Knife Sharpening | Preppers Survival Tips And Tricks by Survival Life at http://survivallife.com/2016/01/07/5-tricks-for-better-knife-sharpening/

5 Tricks for Better Knife Sharpening | Preppers Survival Tips And Tricks by Survival Life at http://survivallife.com/2016/01/07/5-tricks-for-better-knife-sharpening/

Knife Blade Styles - Blade Grinds - Acknowledgements to Spyderco Inc. Golden, CO, USA

Knife Blade Styles - Blade Grinds - Acknowledgements to Spyderco Inc. Golden, CO, USA

Cheap Sharpening kit, and a great use for all those guitar picks I fish out of washer and dryer...

Cheap Sharpening kit, and a great use for all those guitar picks I fish out of washer and dryer...

You don't need a power tool to sharpen hatchets or axes—all you need is a sharp mill bastard file with a handle. Buy a good-quality file, and pick up a file brush while you're at it. Use the file brush to clean the metal filings from the file's teeth to keep it cutting well. Clamp the hatchet, then file the edges, following the original angle. The file cuts only on the push stroke, so don't go back and forth with a sawing motion. Start your stroke on one end of the blade and push the file…

You don't need a power tool to sharpen hatchets or axes—all you need is a sharp mill bastard file with a handle. Buy a good-quality file, and pick up a file brush while you're at it. Use the file brush to clean the metal filings from the file's teeth to keep it cutting well. Clamp the hatchet, then file the edges, following the original angle. The file cuts only on the push stroke, so don't go back and forth with a sawing motion. Start your stroke on one end of the blade and push the file…

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