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Old 15th April 2021, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default sharpening and honing steels

it crossed my mind the other day while i was cleaning some kukris.. the kukri has a honing steel.. although not in the same design as a western one.. but it really stands out as the only example of an indiginous honing steel outside of europe... that i know of. infact the hones seem entirely nepali.. and kukri from india or bhutan, sikkhim ect lack them...

it got me thinking.. 1 how old is the honing steel on the kukri

2.. when did honing steels appear in europe...

and 3.. what other cultures have honing steels?

it is really quite an ilodd thing when you think of it burnishing or sharpening you blade with a peice of steel.. but it seems odd for it to exsist in only two places indiginously
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