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I've started putting bevels on some knives I've forged with a file jig.  I went online on Amazon and saw a lot of people unhappy with the current made-in-mexico Nicholson files, so I'm wondering if this group of wise bladesmiths have any recommendations for double-cut bastard files?  Brand names and where do you buy them, please.

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Nicholson makes different grades of files. The machinist files are their best ones. The ones for wood are made of a lower grade of steel because wood is not as hard as steel. When I talked to the materials guy at Nicholson he also warned me that there are some counterfeit files out there with their name on them. 

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10 hours ago, BIGGUNDOCTOR said:

Nicholson makes different grades of files. The machinist files are their best ones. 

This. I use Nicholson files all the time, I buy them at a local hardware store, and they have lasted me a long time. You just have to make sure you get the good ones.

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