Remember the leather strop in the barber shop? The Wood Is Good Company has reinvented that concept in a sturdy woodworker's version. This strop is made of a mystery "composite" material that is hard but slightly porous (it feels like an open grain, hard rubber). It will hold a fine abrasive powder and hone an already sharp blade to its sharpest possible state. Keep it handy while you carve, chisel, or slick - a few passes on the strop from time to time will help you keep your edge.
Be sure to purchase some Aluminum Oxide powder to go on the surface of the strop!