I decided to try my hand at sharpening on a stone. I bought a Norton India stone and made a nice walnut box for it. I then added a small paddle strop. I found the paddle strop to be a bit light weight so then made a 12" x 3" version. Both coated with Dialux green compound. Results so far have been great. I recently also added a 2k Shapton Pro as an interim step between the the Norton and the strop with superb results. I used veg tanned leather glued onto plywood for the strops. The one below is rough side up, I also made another one with smooth side up. The knives in picture are the Honey Badger ball bearing flippers.