If you are going to be trying to get it done; don't leave yourself in a poor position. Your gear should be kept in tip top shape at all times; especially when it comes to the sharpness of your blades. That's why Gransfor Bruks Inc. has brought you the personal Axe Sharpening Stone. Never have a dull moment again.
2-1/4" round sharpening stone is the traditional tool for sharpening axes
It is coarse on one side and fine on the other
It comes in a clever friction-fit rubber clamshell case; leave half the case on for a good secure grip as you hone