Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Magnificently mountainous McBride in the Robson Valley
Sharpening wood carving tools is a learned skill like any other. Takes practice.
First, you have to know exactly what the edge profile is for each tool.
For example, the top one could, in fact, be either a fluteroni or a macaroni.
Probably the little one, 6mm, they are made in 3 sizes: 6mm, 11mm & 13mm widths.
The fluteroni has rounded shoulders, the macaroni is flat square.
Which one is it? Let an experienced carver figure it out and do the first sharpening.
The process can be done economically with 3M fine automotive wet&dry sandpapers on a hard surface.
When it comes to the final honing, use box card or file folder, leather is too soft.