Shaping the profile

The hacksaw makes straight cuts. A bastard file is needed to smooth out the shape and establish a smooth profile. After using the file, the edge can be further finished with sandpaper of grit 120, 180, 220 up to 400 grit. The profile does not have to be further finished until the blade has been hardened.

John Jamieson
Chris Meeko, Danny Kavik

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