Double Edge On K-Bar Utility Knife? ...

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In Oregon, (and elsewhere?) can one sharpen the top edge of a Kar-Bar USMC utility knife? Not the whole top edge; just the front where it tapers down into that weak tip area. The steel used sharpens very easily and quickly to a shaving edge but dulls rather quickly. What about the top edge?
 

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I did just the tip, concaved, on my now fifty year old homemader. The inch and a half top edge is just the right length along with two fingers to open up game and unzip the legs. It takes the brunt of knife dulling hair cutting requiring less touchup sharpening on the main blade when doing the bulk of dressing and hide removal. At least it seems so to me.
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In Oregon, (and elsewhere?) can one sharpen the top edge of a Kar-Bar USMC utility knife? Not the whole top edge; just the front where it tapers down into that weak tip area. The steel used sharpens very easily and quickly to a shaving edge but dulls rather quickly. What about the top edge?
Virtually everyone that I knew in the Marines had sharpened that drop point area so that it was as sharp as the blade. I still have a Ka Bar that I carry while out in the desert. They are a great tool for digging out rock specimens.
 

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