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Greno Woods
Sheffield, England, S35 8RS
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At Howl we specialise in journeying skills, the Bushcraft we practice and teach is that of the traveler. There is a wonderful simplicity that comes from taking a trip in the outdoors, a pragmatism gleaned from necessity. We draw from this experience in the field to teach a set of skills and knowledge based in expedience and realism, skills that actually get used while outdoors. We provide an insight into the Natural world, opening up a vast array of natural resources and knowledge to help you travel with less reliance on the contents of your rucksack: it’s what you carry in your mind that matters.

 

 We teach these practical skills in a friendly and open way, our hope being to enable you to make your adventures into the Great Outdoors memorable and enjoyable. We'll help you cultivate a positive attitude, a confidence in yourself, and a connection with the natural world through which you travel.

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

We promote the utmost respect for the environment, the ability to pass unnoticed through the woods brings with it a deeper understanding of the wilderness, and our part in it. It is this philosophy which forms the very core of our work.

Knife Skills - How to Sharpen a Bushcraft Knife in the Field

Howl Bushcraft Blog

Knife Skills - How to Sharpen a Bushcraft Knife in the Field

Jamie Dakota

In this video I demonstrate how I sharpen a knife for Bushcraft when out in the field. I believe that being able to sharpen your knife in an environment where you're most likely to be using your knife is an important technique, more so even than being able to sharpen it at home. I've maintained my knives in this way for the last 15 years, with the occasional fine tuning at home on the water-stones. I note in the video that there is a reason for selecting a stick which is thinner that the stone, but then promptly forgot to mention why... The reason here is that by having the stick slightly thinner there is no wood in the way of the knife handle when you're sharpening the nearest section of the blade to the handle. A minor point, but one I wanted to make.

There will shortly be an accompanying article on the Journeyman Handcrafts Blog, I’ll post a link here once that article is live.

I’d love to know what you, whether that is useful, and if you have a different method so feel free to leave a comment below.

All the best

JD