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I hit a rock with my small forest axe whilst cutting kindling the other day and took a chip out of the edge.

I'm planning on fixing that today on my WorkSharp but was curious if anyone knew what the grind angle is on these. I'm guessing a convex at 30 - 35 or thereabouts, but it would be nice to know for sure what they put on at the factory.

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The only reference I've ever seen for grind angle on GBA heads is specifically for straight bevel axes (carpenter's axe, carving axe or broad axe). Factory specs are 25-30 degrees for those. I've never seen a spec for their forest axes or any full convex bevel. I use an axe file, round stone, and a sharpie to match the existing bevel.


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Thanks pace. I put about 30 degrees on it. Got the chip out and it's in arm hair shaving condition again.

I don't have a puck (ordered one today), but the WorkSharp did a great job.


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FWIW I found my Gransfors Bruck manual and it says the edge should be 25-30 degrees and straight grind. Not hollow grind if I can guess on the Swedish and the pictures.


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A little off topic but how do ya like the worksharp sharpener?


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Originally posted by David W:
A little off topic but how do ya like the worksharp sharpener?

Big fan of the WorkSharp. Their blade attachment is a must have for axes and mower blades.


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Gus, is this what you are talking about?

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Yup. That's it.


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