I've come to terms wit it! I suck at putting something that might could be considered an edge on my small SAK blade I used the small blade yesterday to strip the furry bark off a piece of redwood limb, turning it into another walking stick for the wife, and while doing so, had to whittle some burls off, shave some spots a little and noticed the blade wasn't cutting well. Stopped on the stick for the night. Grabbed my little Arkansas stone and started, what I hoped, would be urning the small butter knife edge back to an knife edge. Epic fail. I tried various angles from steep to shallow, tried " Slicing" the blade along the stone, tried using heavy circles, but could not see or feel any change n the blade I understand the "Mechanics" of maintaining edge angles but Ef' me if I could change the now butter knife edge! I'm one of those peeps that just don't have that sharpening gene in my blood.