How sharp can a CAK be?

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by number41, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. number41


    May 24, 2012

    Wanted to post this on here, out the box it came with a reasonable edge but I wanted to see how sharp I can get this blade especially using a lansky system believe it or not. So I put a 20-25° primary edge per side with a micro bevel to get that burr off. This khukuri is so sharp it push cuts through news paper print and shaves my leg clean with one stroke. No need to draw stroke through the news paper. Also shaving no need to go over the same area of skin twice like most people do.
    I have been using the 16.9" CAK for wood prep since I got it and and love it. My 18.7" AK though is such a beast and I love the big 6.9" handle on it. I wrap self adhesive tape on my khukuri handle( all my knives for that matter) which really glues your hand to the handle specially when wet or sweating.

    These knives are heavy and thats why I like them, even though my youtube channel makes you believe I am more a shooter than a knifer I have been training with knives since 2010 and believe in heavy blades for the damage the cause when thrusting. Not only are these knives great for splitting and chopping wood but can give you peace of mind being next to you while sleeping at night. ( i prefer my pistol but for many who do not habe firearms). Anyway a short review and my opinion in short.
  2. jfox95307

    jfox95307 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    Nice edge.
    I had thought about using a lansky on a khukuri but never tried it. I always use sandpaper and mousepad. Did you move the clamp or did you do it all from one position?
  3. number41


    May 24, 2012
    Front and back... 2 positions. It's really easy just use a sharpy on the edge as reference then it's really easy to blend it in
  4. Dobe_1


    Jun 19, 2013
    I've used everything from India stones to Arkansas; carborundum to butcher's steel. The Himalayan Import blades will take and hold a pretty good edge.
  5. arbytwo


    Apr 21, 2013
    So were you able to keep the convex edge with the lansky system?
  6. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Nice review, thank you for sharing

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