If you are going to be trying to get it done; don't leave yourself in a poor position. Your gear should be kept in tip top shape at all times; especially when it comes to the sharpness of your blades. That's why Gransfor Bruks Inc. has brought you the personal Axe Sharpening File. Never have a dull moment again.
3" long cutting face
Flared Beech Wood Handle
Includes leather sheath
How to file an Axe; To simplify, put axe head in a side opening vice OR lay the axe against a stable surface where you have one foot pressing down the axe. Put something against the head for stability and steering angle. When filing, hold the file handle with one hand and push with the other fingers on the file blade. File only when the file is pointed from you, the profiles and edge direction, and lift the file when it is withdrawn. Avoid filing back and forth, which fills the file with metal shavings and makes the file and axe dull. If file is dirty or grooves are filled, clean the file with a wire brush.