This Instructable will show you how to add a hatchet function to your Fiskars/Gerber brush knife making it a versatile tool for hiking and bushcraft.
The Fiskars brush knife is a high quality tool for a moderate price available pretty much everywhere.
While it does make up for a big knife it could also do a lot more.
I will try to add some funktions basically making a whole survival platform out of it.
This instructable is written under consideration that not everyone out there knows his tools and how to work them so if you already do... keep that in mind and please be patient.
What you will or might use:
- Protective gear... honestly... I'm not kidding... you're working with a sharp edge and powertools and learning to work with all that cost me dearly in the past because I didn't follow this advice.
Use eye protection, earplugs and gloves
furthermore make sure that your clothes aren't dangling about in a loose manner or they'll get caught in the machinery.
-Beltgrinder with rough- to fine-grit paperbelts
-Anglegrinder with a sandpaper-disc
-Revolving wetstone (If available)
-Fine grit sandpaper (For the finishing touch)
-File (Needed to improve the sheath)
As I pointed out this is dangerous work and I will not take responsibility if you hurt yourself.
You have been warned.
So lets get going :)
P.S. English is not my native language so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong with any words or grammar.
Step 1: Grinding (if your its edge is still fine proceed to next step)
My brush knife has seen some action and needs some work on its edge.
Some work with the anglegrinder and beltgrinder did the trick