I'm a bit of a collector also. I have several of these, so one is always nearby: https://ontarioknife.com/fixed-blades/b ... ath-detail
One in the car, one in the shed, on on the backpack, couple in the house. Super tough multi use knife. Decent short sticker in a pinch also. The old bayonet or kabar is preferable though. I love the blackbird. Its never let me down.
I have made a couple of leather sheaths. But the hard sheath is avail, and is probably the best option.
For pocket carry I use a spyderco dragonfly or stretch in zdp-189 depending on where I am going.
I always carry my sharpfinger if I'm out hunting. Love that knife.
Sharpening is something I love doing. I find it therapeutic. I have a wicked edge. Its great for scary hair whittling sharp kitchen knives, and more standard shaped blades. But for curvier stuff, and machetes etc... I use glass sheets and wet dry sandpaper, and a couple of Japanese water stones.