I probably have just about every sharpening gizmo around and they all work. But, I'm kinda old school. Out of a dozen or so stones, my go to is an old Arkansas that is now concave on both sides. I use light oil and finish with a steel and then a strop. Just about any piece of leather will work once you figure it out. On junk steel nothing works very well.
Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.
Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP