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Say goodbye to uneven grind lines.


The Bill Behnke File Guide is world renowned and highly respected by experienced knife makers for its overall performance.

Beside its basic function, the key to its success is its light weight and compact size, so when grinding it has minimal impact on the feel and machine access. This guide is smaller than those usually available making it perfect for small blades.


File Guides (or grinding guides) are attached to your knife blank to help you maintain consistent and symmetrical plunge lines at the start of your bevel, square shoulders for bolsters on hidden tangs, or even just something else to hold onto when free hand grinding.


They can also be used to keep a consistent reference when using a Chequering File or lining up handle scales.

  • The bars are 6061 T6 Aluminium (which actually grips the steel quite well) with C2 Carbide bonded to one side of each bar
  • These guides are assembled and then the Carbide is match Surface Ground. This ensures the two surfaces are perfectly in the same plane
  • The pins are hardened
  • Locked with 1/4" socket cap screws (Allen key is supplied)
  • The guides are approximately 2 3/4" in length, 3/8" wide by 1/2" thick
  • The carbide is 3/32" X 5/16" X 2"
  • The distance between the screws is 1 3/16" (30mm)


Photos used with permission of Bill Behnke - Thanks Bill!



File Guide "Mini" - 6061 T6 Aluminium + Carbide - Bill Behnke

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