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Old 08-26-2008, 12:43 PM
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Unhappy sharpening hawkbill utility knife

Any suggestions as to ways to sharpen hawkbill blade? Sharpening the curved part of the blade has eluded me. This hawkbill is used to debark small limbs used in my carving. Help! PatrickThank You
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Default Re: sharpening hawkbill utility knife

Hi Patrick,

I use a Hawkbill knife to remove bark from walking sticks. Since the bark comes off pretty easily, I use the blade to scrape the thin inner layer and I don't like the blade to bite into the wood, so I don't keep it very sharp.

However, because if the hook, I would suggest using a ceramic stone or wet/dry paper wrapped around a dowel and used in a filing motion on the blade.
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Default Re: sharpening hawkbill utility knife

If you have a belt sander with a well worn belt, work out over the end with a gentle touch, watch out for to much pressure & HEAT. Then polish on buffer. USE CARE BE SAFE.
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Default Re: sharpening hawkbill utility knife

Originally Posted by Riverrat999 View Post
Any suggestions as to ways to sharpen hawkbill blade?
A true hillbilly would hone it on the side of a terra-cotta flowerpot. Iffn ya had one.

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