Swiss Pillar Files & Checkering Files
All Files are double cut (cross cut) unless otherwise noted.

Pillar files are rectangular cross cut files. They're thicker (relative to their width) than other flat files and have a cut surface only on top and bottom (not sides). They taper in thickness (thicker at tang and thinner at end). Available in 5 different types of width and edge, cross cut. Diagrams below:

extra narrow

narrow pillar

demi-narrow

regular pillar

rd. edge pillar

Checkering files are parallel in width and gently tapered in thickness. Overcut is parallel to the file edges and upcut is 90° to overcut. Useful for putting serrations on knife edges and to obtain a checkered design similar to a gun handgrip.

Regular Pillar Files
Length Width Thickness Cut 00 Price Cut 0 Price Cut 1 Price Cut 2 Price Cut 3 Price Cut 4 Price
4" " " 31.237 Buy $16.30 31.238 Buy $17.30 31.239 Buy $18.10 31.240 Buy $18.65 31.241 Buy $21.75
6" ½" 1164" 31.243 Buy $19.35 31.244 Buy $20.30 31.245 Buy $21.30 31.246 Buy $17.50 31.247 Buy $23.45 31.248 Buy $25.55
8" 1932" 1364" 31.251 Buy $26.50 31.252 Buy $28.05 31.253 Buy $29.35 31.254 Buy $30.35 31.255 Buy $32.20 31.256 Buy $35.35
10" 2332" 1564" 31.257 Buy $36.45 31.258 Buy $38.70 31.259 Buy $41.50
12" 2532" 932" 31.260 Buy $48.95 31.261 Buy $51.70
Valtitan Regular Pillar Files
For platinum, stainless steel, exotic plastics and other hard to file materials. The hardest surface known
Rockwell hardness 72HRc. Best performance on hard-to-file surfaces. Cut 0 has blunt end. Cut 2 has pointed end.

Little or no clogging, a simple knock is enough to remove the chips. Highly resistant to corrosion. Swiss.
Length Width Thickness Cut 0 Price Cut 2 Price
6" ¼" 1164" 30.221V Buy $33.90 30.222V Buy $36.70
Demi-Narrow Pillar Files
Size Cut 0 Price Cut 1 Price Cut 2 Price
6" x ⅜" x 532" 31.192 Buy $91.00 31.193 Buy $38.75 31.194 Buy $41.95

Narrow Pillar Files
Length Width Thickness Cut 00 Price Cut 0 Price Cut 1 Price Cut 2 Price Cut 4 Price Cut 6 Price
4" 316" 332" 31.219 Buy $19.40 31.220 Buy $20.50 31.221 Buy $21.35 31.222 Buy $22.10 31.223 Buy $25.85
6" ¼" 964" 31.224 Buy $22.85 31.225 Buy $24.15 31.226 Buy $25.30 31.227 Buy $26.15 31.228 Buy $30.50 31.229 Buy $49.75
8" 1132" 1164" 31.230 Buy $31.35 31.231 Buy $33.25 31.232 Buy $34.85 31.233 Buy $24.70
10" 2564" 316" 31.234 Buy $43.25 31.235 Buy $45.75
Extra Narrow Pillar Files
Length Width Thickness Cut 00 Price Cut 0 Price Cut 1 Price Cut 2 Price Cut 4 Price Cut 6 Price
3" " 564" 31.200 Buy $20.45
4" 532" 564" 31.201 Buy $18.30 31.202 Buy $19.40 31.204 Buy $20.85 31.205 Buy $24.40
6" 1364" " 31.206 Buy $21.65 31.207 Buy $22.85 31.208 Buy $23.95 31.209 Buy $24.65 31.210 Buy $28.80 31.211 Buy $47.10
8" 932" 964" 31.212 Buy $29.70 31.213 Buy $31.35 31.214 Buy $32.90 31.215 Buy $34.05 31.216 Buy $39.60
10" 1132" 1164" 31.217 Buy $40.95

Round Edge Pillar Needle Files

Cross Section Length Cut 0 Price Cut 2 Price Cut 4 Price
16 cm. 31.547 Buy $13.70 31.548 Buy $13.70 31.549 Buy $15.40

Checkering Wide Pillar Files
As wide as a hand file but, as with all pillar files, cut on bottom and top, but not on sides. Useful for putting serrations on knife edges and to obtain a checkered design similar to a gun handgrip. Overcut is parallel to the file edges and upcut is 90° to overcut. The lines per inch will vary depending upon the length. See chart below for specifics.

Length Width Thickness Lines Cut 00 Price Lines Cut 0 Price Lines Cut 1 Price Lines Cut 2 Price
6" ¾" 532" 20 31.035 Buy $41.40 30 31.036 Buy $43.75 40 31.037 Buy $45.60 50 31.038 Buy $45.30

Standard Pillar Checkering Files
Useful for putting serrations on knife edges and to obtain a checkered design similar to a gun handgrip. Overcut is parallel to the file edges and upcut is 90° to overcut. The lines per inch will vary depending upon the length. See chart below for specifics.

Size Lines Cut 00 Price Lines Cut 0 Price Lines Cut 1 Price Lines Cut 2 Price Lines Cut 4 Price
6" x ⅜" x 532" 20 31.040 Buy $38.75 30 31.041 Buy $38.45 40 31.042 Buy $39.95 50 31.043 Buy $41.10 75 31.045 Buy $59.30