Kukri users ?

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  1. SkipJunkie

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    How are you all going about touching up the edges in the field . I have yet to dull one to the point that it wouldn't perform . But I'm kind of anal about my cutting tools . I have a puck , but I reserve that to actual sharpening if at all possible . Will a field expedient strop be enough possibly ? As a rule I use my belt that carries my various small kits and carry green compound .
     
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    Have you tried a ceramic rod?
     
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    I use a leather strip treated with compound (which I haven't recharged in years) glued to a paint stirrer. I carry a small ceramic rod as well but rarely use it. I'd never use the Puck unless something had gone terribly wrong.
     
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    I used the chakma or a ceramic rod.
     
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    Paint stir stick strop (as mentioned above) and a CC4. I don't use the recurved part of the blade often enough in the field to require field sharpening. The vast majority of use it sees is by the chopping section. I use the recurve part as a draw knife to quickly strip bark of a walking staff or to knock out a quick feather stick. If I need to do finer work, I use my little Mora 2/0 or 125th Classic that I carry when I bring a big honkin' chopper.
     
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    Work sharp guided field sharpener. Check out Blackie Thomas kukri videos.
     
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    My favorite and most used Kukri is an old Cold Steel LTC. Over years of use clearing trails I can honestly say I've never needed to sharpen it in the field. At home I use a Jewelstik Sharpener. The 5" model would not take up much space in a pack.
     
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    I don't sharpen any tools in the field, but usually carry a small steel or hone which typically will bring any edge back to shaving sharp. My Nepalese Khukuri responds especially well to this.
     
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    Honing steel because my kukri came with a sheath without leather on it and no karda and chakmak. I still have to decide with what to protect the wooden core of the sheath.
     
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    Get a Gossman GST.
     
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    I had this problem with mine, solved it with by wrapping the wood with strips of bandana coated in epoxy. Ugly as can be, but it works if you don't have access to leather. Another option would be to wrap in raw hide sourced from a dog bone, although it can be hard to find pieces large enough for a sheath this large.
     
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    Interesting options, thank you. I have access to leather but I think is the best moment to use something else.
     
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    This is what I ended up getting . 6 x 0.5" ceramic rod .
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    It looks the same with what I have. Japanese ceramic rod?
     
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    "Exactly" excellent piece of kit !
     
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    I need one of those.
     
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    Amazon is where I snagged mine .
     
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