Get yourself a 10x2 inch piece of leather, glue it down on a small board, (shiney side up). Go on Ebay and pick up a tube of 3.5 micron diamond paste and load it onto the "strop" run your blade edge on that after your stone work.. it will be very sharp! Then every now and then after you use your blade strop it. To tune the edge.
'Steel cuts flesh / steel cuts bone / steel does not cut steel.'
Become steel or get cut.