Other tools

Bottle opener

Fire steel

Hold fast

Bench dog

Tool pouches

Fire tools?


Sharpening stuff

  wet and dry



  honing compound


Strop with rounded back

Stroping compound

1200 grit whet and dry sandpaper

3000 grit whet and dry sandpaper

I am only carrying basic sharpening supplies to get you going. These are what I carry in my carving kit to touch my blades up as I go. If you get a big nick in your blade you will need more aggressive abrasives.


Box board from cereal or cracker boxes also works great for stropping. Just cut them in strips 2-3" wide, put them on a flat, firm, non slip surface and apply honing compound. You can also wrap them around a dowel to strop the inside of curved blades.