Looking for suggestions for someone to send some Khuks to. I have one of mine, plus two more that belong to friends that I would like to have sharpened by someone skilled with the convex grind.
I used to go to a sharpening service (and indeed, posts by me about it can be found in the archives), but ultimately found it unnecessary. Although doing it oneself, with a mousepad & sandpaper (or something similar) is tedious, it actually gets better results if done right.
The trick is sharpening the recurve, which has a concave grind. This, I'm finding, is best done separately, by sandpaper wrapped over a large eraser, or a similar set-up.
I realize that this isn't the answer you wanted, but it's what my own experience has borne out.
It's not too hard to do yourself. There's a section in the faq. I use a belt grinder and it just takes a few seconds.
There are a couple of reasons for few answers. One is that is is a hassle for someone to go through all the shipping and risk of an unsatisfied or displeased customer for just a few dollars. Another reason is that Bladeforums has some rules about hawking businesses on the forums, and most of us try to steer clear from violating them. I don't know just what those guidelines are but I'll find out and get back to this thread.