Sharpening Compound for Leather Working

Sharpening compounds are a finely abrasive mixture of natural and or chemical materials used to refine the sharpened edge of knives and blades. The components in sharpening compounds are abrasives intended to polish the blades and be the last step in the sharpening process.

If one is looking to bring an almost-new edge to a knife or bladed tool, adding a sharpening compound onto a strop and running the blade over it can be quite helpful.