Hi, Not sure if this would be best posted in the edged tools section or here. Anyway here goes.
a couple of months ago I bought this item on Amazon
Bloody good piece of kit it is too, if you read the instructions and use it as they recommend. Anyway no connection with the item just impressed with their product as it brought my modest carving tool set up to a really nice cutting edge.
So on Monday night I had a mate turn up who wants me to make him a leather sheath for an Isreali bayonet he bought to use when he's hunting wild boar. It'll literally be a pig sticker to put the boar down if it wasn't killed by the shot.
The bayonet is so blunt you could get a nasty bruise if you slip while using it. So yesterday I set about cleaning it up and sharpening it. It seemed no matter what I did I couldn't get a decent edge on the blade, too steep a grind and too convex I suspect and I don't really want to go through the hassle of regrinding 11 inches of dagger. So I got as good an edge on it as I could then rubbed the yellow crayon honing paste from the kit above onto an old leather belt I use for a strop and set to on that.
The results are pretty bloody impressive for an amateur like me.
So if you struggle getting a decent edge on your knives take heart from me and try this combination of strop and honing paste. (I know it's obvious now but I hadn't considered using the crayon on anything other than the supplied block it came with)
The kit above it quite cheap for the money and I'm really pleased with the results it gives. You can find it HERE