My first post here I am thinking about buying my very first pocket knife for EDC use, think simple tasks like opening boxes, cutting rope, slicing an apple etc. The knives I am looking at are simple droppoint slip joint models like the one my granpa used to carry or a SAK. Since I am really a practical guy, this knife will be a 'users knife' so it needs to be of good quality and most importantly, it needs to be sharp and capable of easy and fast resharpening without the need of having to buy extra (expensive) tools. Though I respect everyone's hobby, I am not the sort of type willing to spend a lot of money on stones, strops, honing paste etc. etc. Do you have any advise on how I got go about easy DIY sharpening with stuff that I have already laying around the house? Think sandpaper, a coffee mug etc. I really want to learn how to sharpen a knife the old fashioned way like my grandpa probably would have done it. Any tips, best practices etc. are very welcome. Thanks!