Sharpening & Stropping
Sharpening is, what made bones and rocks originally into blades and to this day it is a craft of its own with incredibly numerous varieties around the world.
After I put a razor edge on your knife, the struggle is to keep them that way.
During my traveling around the globe from Brazil to Japan, around North America and Europe, I have used many of them from Glass, Natural Stones from Arkansas, Belgium, and Japan, manmade ones, diamond, ceramic of many kinds and strops.
I want to offer here what I think is the most efficient for your situation, wallet and what I´d use carving daily and on-the-go.
Because a dull Blade is a dangerous one, and sharpening is as essential as your skills using your blade and a good sheath!