Gransfors Bruk Axe Sharpening Diamond File #4032
Gransfors #4032 is a straight, fine-grain diamond file with two faces and a small wooden handle. You will often use this after using the Gransfors Axe file…travelling across the small grooves in the axe face made by the steel file…in effect you’re removing the rougher marks made with the Axe file while repairing damage to the blade.
(If the blade doesn’t have any major nicks or blunt area, yet needs more than the Ceramic Stone, then this Diamond Axe File is the tool to use).
- The Beech handle is thicker near the file blade to give a good grip.
- The file has a coarse side and a fine side.
- Sharpen with the coarse side first, then finish off with the fine side.
- The file is normally used with water but can be used dry.
- Will last longer than a standard metal file
NOTE: Take a good look at the profile of the blade you’re working on. You’ll want to follow the same profile, often a Convex shape which means you may be able to ‘rock the file a bit, in effect lifting up on the handle as you file from blade tip toward poll (handle end)…and yes, this is dangerous…wear safety gloves…don’t sharpen with the tool in your lap…watch some youtube type videos…enough said.