Originally Posted by Benuser
Taking back and forth over leather?
Stropping, which reminds me ... since this thread's OP probably jumped off the Tallahatchie bridge by now... I' don't mind hijacking it. What about simple and effective sharpening, honing and stropping techniques and/or equipment when stones, steels and rods or strops are not available. I recently had to buy a hardware store stone, out of necessity and unavailability. This POS is definitely for hatchets and yard tools etc., but by being very careful and only using the "Fine" side with a ton of honing oil I was able to put a decent edge back on my knife. I read and saw online about stropping on the edge of a decent piece of cardboard and gave it a shot. It definitely helped considering I had no honing steel after sharpening, though I'm not sure how exactly. Anyone else know about this or other ghetto/impromptu methods?