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Mill Bastard File -- Drawn and Twisted Handle -- Heat Coloration

Mill Bastard File -- Drawn and Twisted Handle -- Heat Coloration

Repurposed File Knives

Repurposed File Knives

The Creek Cutler knives rise from the ashes of workshop tools, retaining the soul of a craftsman, but just shifting from one craft to another. Made from discarded rounded and flat files (you’ll notice the textured surfaces on the grip area), the Creek Cutler series are titled “Remade in England” as they attempt at recycle and re-purpose the files into beautiful kitchen knives.

The Creek Cutler knives rise from the ashes of workshop tools, retaining the soul of a craftsman, but just shifting from one craft to another. Made from discarded rounded and flat files (you’ll notice the textured surfaces on the grip area), the Creek Cutler series are titled “Remade in England” as they attempt at recycle and re-purpose the files into beautiful kitchen knives.

3. Re-purposed Files – Creek Cutler

3. Re-purposed Files – Creek Cutler

You don't need a power tool to sharpen hatchets or axes—all you need is a sharp mill bastard file with a handle. Buy a good-quality file, and pick up a file brush while you're at it. Use the file brush to clean the metal filings from the file's teeth to keep it cutting well. Clamp the hatchet, then file the edges, following the original angle. The file cuts only on the push stroke, so don't go back and forth with a sawing motion. Start your stroke on one end of the blade and push the file…

Sharpening Knives, Scissors and Tools

You don't need a power tool to sharpen hatchets or axes—all you need is a sharp mill bastard file with a handle. Buy a good-quality file, and pick up a file brush while you're at it. Use the file brush to clean the metal filings from the file's teeth to keep it cutting well. Clamp the hatchet, then file the edges, following the original angle. The file cuts only on the push stroke, so don't go back and forth with a sawing motion. Start your stroke on one end of the blade and push the file…

3. Re-purposed Files – Creek Cutler

3. Re-purposed Files – Creek Cutler

Re-purposed File Knives – Creek Cutler

Re-purposed File Knives – Creek Cutler

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