Sharpening A Kukri Machete (Top Best Ways)

Kukris are the most common type of machetes. So, you might wonder what the essentials to take care of a Kukri and how to sharpen it are. We have a few ways you can correctly restore your Kukri machete and sharpening a Kukri machete with least risks of damaging it. So, let’s get started. 

How To Sharpen A Kukri Machete

1) Sharpening a kukri using Chakmak

Kukris are usually accompanied by a small blade called chakmak; therefore, it is the most popular way to sharpen a kukri and number one on our list as well. It is a small, unsharpened, pointed piece of metal which is used to sharpen both sides of a Kukri. All you have to do is go to and fro on edge. But make sure you first go bottom to top then top to bottom and never leave in between. This way, the edge won’t have any irregular shape, and you will have a sharp, smooth blade. You can also use sandpaper, in the end, to clear out any metal particles and add some shininess. 

Here is a video for further reference:

2) Sharpening a kukri using a File

The second method to sharpen a kukri is by using a file. The process is simple, hold the kukri and move the file to and fro at 45 degrees. Repeat the same process on the other side of the blade as well. Be very careful while sharpening it, so that you don’t accidentally hurt yourself. 

However, it would be best if you were precautious that you don’t overdo the blade as it may cause the edge to break or have an uneven surface. Once you’re all done, use a chakmak on it once to give a more smooth blade.

Here’s a step by step video for further understanding:


Use the above methods to sharpen you kukri, or you can also point it by the regular method of sharpening a machete. Here’s the article:

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