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Carbide Faced File Guide - Grind Freehand or use with the Creative Man (Nordic Edge) Knife Grinding Bevel Jig  

This is a Professional tool made by Nordic Edge for consistent and repeatable results.

By design, this File Guide is very strong, corrosion resistant, non magnetic and maintainable with replaceable Carbide strips.

Use it to achieve symmetrical plunge lines when belt grinding bevels or for accurate hand filing on guards, bolsters and Chequering or jimping.


Key features;

  • 3.9 mm thick HRC 78 carbides screwed on (replaceable)
  • Non-magnetic so steel dust does not stick
  • Stainless Steel will not rust
  • All screws are recessed into the  body for easy access on flat platen
  • Accepts up to 70 mm wide, and 40 mm thick items
  • Guide pins are hardened steel for an even more sturdy construction and less chance of jamming


The file guide is used by clamping the blade between the jaws that are kept in alignment by the precision ground pins. This precision alignment enables perfect alignment filing or belt grinding from both sides of the blade. The benefits are blade bevels starting perfectly symetrical, stick tang shoulders being dead square and even for helping achieve a perfect bolster fit...... or anything else you need to file two sides to be the same on.


The file guide is solid stainless steel, and will not rust when dunked in water during grinding to keep the blade cool. Steel dust will not stick to the non-magnetic steel.

The face is protected by carbide strips, which only diamond or other exceptionally hard tools will scratch. These are 78 HRC and very hard, but, ceramic belts can and will damage carbide. The carbides are 3.9 mm thick and can be replaced if required.

The carbide strips are recessed slightly into the stainless steel for added protection. This way the strips will not be knocked off, or be under pressure when clamping a blade in the file guide.


The file guide accepts up to 70 mm wide blades (2.75"), and up to 40 mm (1.6") thick blades or wide guards.


This version (v5) comes with hardened steel guide pins and in a custom box with the al