knife sharpening


A video from our Nordic Crafts course

We took this short video on our Nordic Crafts course.  It was a bit blowy on the Saturday but much calmer on Sunday.  What a unique opportunity to make your very own Viking style knife in a pit forge, complete with leather sheath as well as learn Swedish axe and knife carving techniques to carve […]

nordic crafts course | forge & fire | fire steel | flint & steel | Kent | London | south east

bushcraft, swedish, spoon, carving

A short video from a Spoon Carving day

This video was taken on our Spoon Carving day course in May 2019.  It was a beautiful day and the sun shone on us throughout.  During the day we looked at knife and axe safety, use and maintenance as well as a variety of carving tools.  We also covered different cutting techniques as well as […]


A weekend bushcraft course

This video was taken on our 2 Day Bushcraft Course in April 2019.  It was a bit of a chilly weekend, as you can see from us all wearing hats and scarves!  But we still packed a bunch of stuff in, including knife safety and cutting techniques, fire lighting, cordage, foraging, tarps & hammocks, knife […]

bushcraft club 2019 | Ashford | Canterbury | Kent

bushcraft club 2019 | Ashford | Canterbury | Kent

Bushcraft Club 2019

Now in it’s sixth year, we’ll be starting Bushcraft Club again in the first week of May.  This year we’re trying something a little different and have decided to run seperate sessions for families and adults, allowing us to cover more challenging subjects on the adults only sessions. Bushcraft Club is based at our ancient […]


Sharpening stones

Some pros and cons of various sharpening stones.   Type Advantages Disadvantages Diamond   Fast cutting.   Long lasting.   Best choice for honing carbide tools.   Can be used dry – without water or oil.     Generally more expensive than other types.   Ceramic   Can be used dry – without oil or […]

sharpening stones

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Knife Sharpening

The description below is for a method of knife sharpening known as ‘Wire Edge Sharpening’ using a water stone Find a flat, stable surface to put your stones on.  The choice of what grit to use depends on how much work needs to be done to the knife. Immerse the stone in water; you should […]