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Old 17-11-2009, 03:18 PM
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Don't forget, these are designed for use by Soldiers who don't know how to look after bladed articles, very few know how to sharpen a knife. The softness stops the edge from getting chipped on hard objects and also allows a reasonable edge to be put back on with a file. I was told to sharpen all the edged tools when I was in Iraq as they were so blunt, and my SQMS knew how well I could sharpen knives as he had given me his Gerber Gator to put n edge back on and I got it razor sharp (The first Gerber I had ever sharpened to a reasonable edge) and I didn't want to take the mickey so didn't use the combination stone I had sent out to Iraq to show others how to sharpen knives. just used a small double cut file from the Fitters toolbox and put an edge on the felling axes, the hand axes (Kent pattern) and the machetes. The machetes were the only tools with a mask and the SQMS ended up seriously cutting himself grabbing a hand axe when we had an inspection on our stores. Her said in all his years in the Engineers he had never come across a sharp axe! I then had to make up rudimentary sheaths for the axes with thick cardboard and once we got back from Iraq all of the storemen were warned to take care with the axes and machetes as they had been sharpened properly!
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Old 17-11-2009, 03:32 PM
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It's a good point spam, Hadn't thought of that.
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It's a good point spam, Hadn't thought of that.
More of a reasonable point, the edge retention isn't that good!

B-dum! Tshhhh!
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More of a reasonable point, the edge retention isn't that good!

B-dum! Tshhhh!
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Don't forget, these are designed for use by Soldiers who don't know how to look after bladed articles, very few know how to sharpen a knife.

I resemble that remark, but fair point.
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