Cold Steel Machetes and Accusharp sharpeners

Discussion in 'Cold Steel Knives' started by veryquietdude, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. veryquietdude

    veryquietdude

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    Nov 2, 2005
    I recently bought a Cold Steel Gladius Machete, a Cutlass Machete, and an Accusharp Sharpener. Accusharps are well reviewed on the Sword Buyers Guide site. The Accusharp did am amazing job on the machetes. I posted an Amazon review that said Cold Steel should include an Accusharp with every machete :) Accusharp also makes a ceramic V rod sharpener called a Sharp N Easy. This works great for a final honing.

    I never really thought pull through sharpeners worked, but, they work great on machetes.
     
  2. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Are you talking about this one? [​IMG]



    I use this one for kitchen and cheap EDCs. I don't think[​IMG] they make this anymore. It works ok if all you want is a working edge.


    So far I have only used a file, and a puck for my machetes. Results are ok.

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    Last edited: Oct 7, 2019
  3. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    For a machete I think a pull through sharpener makes good sense.
     
  4. Cold Steel Knives

    Cold Steel Knives Moderator Moderator

    Apr 16, 2013
    Interesting. Wouldn't expect that kind of sharpener to be able to do the job on something that thick. If it works, it works!
     
  5. veryquietdude

    veryquietdude

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    Nov 2, 2005
    Mwhich50 - Yes, that is the sharpener I used. Accusharp makes a ceramic rod sharpener called a Sharp N Easy that I used for final honing. The combo is the best " no skill " sharpening method I have seen. The edge is not perfect, but, good enough for a sword.
     
  6. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    The two cold steel machetes I tried were utterly unusable on receipt. I used that same Accusharp to get a starter edge on them; then put them to use.
     
  7. Cold Steel Knives

    Cold Steel Knives Moderator Moderator

    Apr 16, 2013
    Yeah, the edges are like that intentionally. Luckily it leaves room for folks like you who know what they're doing to put their desired edge on it.
     
  8. mwhich50

    mwhich50 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    It seems the life of the sharpener would be pretty short, pulling all that steel through it.
     
  9. mark70

    mark70

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    Apr 8, 2017
    :)
    accusharp is an excellent little sharpener sharpener it is very easy to use and it is effective the tungsten blades are interchangeable with accusharp I managed to halve the thickness of the karambit ontario in 5160 steel I performed an almost perfect manual sharpening but due to the particular heat treatment (performed by ontario)

    the karambit ranger can't even cut the air, I personally don't like the karambits that I don't cut so I set it up before sharpening a knife with accusharp put some body tape (paper) on the blade

    Tungsten accusharp blades are placed in a V shape during sharpening and could scratch the bladewith accusharp attention to sharpening the SCANDI MORA GARBERG type knives etc ... it could scratch the blade
     
  10. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    It does bear mentioning that the Accusharp strips away metal fairly quickly...so it pays to think first. (Relatively) inexpensive machetes with overly thick edges - sure, especially if you want to get right to work; but I'd make a different choice for a decent quality knife.
    I haven't been on SBG in a few years (basically since they changed the format); but, back then, Accusharp praises were tempered with reminders of what they actually do to the blades in the proess...and the recommendation was typically NOT to use them. I'd be surprised if the prevailing attitude has shifted that much
     
  11. Mike Sastre

    Mike Sastre Custom Crafted Concealex Sheaths Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 23, 1999
    I use one of the Worksharp hand grinders when doing my machetes, either the original or the Ken Onion model.
     
  12. mark70

    mark70

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    Apr 8, 2017
    :)accusharp is an excellent economic sharpener because it is able to perform a guided and uniform razor sharpening, used correctly lightly with a 90 ° angle and exceptional with just a few passages the knives are sharpened without removing excess material and without compromising the heat treatment:)
     

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