How to sharpen your axe

An axe is a fantastic tool for us in bushcraft, it makes most tasks quicker and easier.  But much like a knife it has to be well maintained and a big part of that maintenance is going to be around keeping your axe sharp.  In this video I show you how to sharpen your axe with a puck and also show a couple of alternative methods, using a stone and a file.

You might want to take a look at this post on axe safety.

We teach how to sharpen your axe, and much more, on our Axe Workshop. You can see photos from this and all of our other courses on our Facebook page.

About Gary

Lead Instructor at Jack Raven Bushcraft, teaching bushcraft, wilderness and survival skills to groups and individuals.

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