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    Good evening gents!
    I'm hoping that as usual, someone has just the answer I need! I've been at it for 3 or 4 months now and I've had loads of help so far. I've watched a video by Lynn regarding refreshing your edge with the chromium oxide crayon on a strop. Unfortunately SRD is out of stock, anyone have any leads on another source? My research is turning up paste in tubes or bricks. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Maggards Razor, Whipped dog and several others usualy have the paste then the bay has other sources like Taylors1000 who has the powder if I remember right
    just search "chromium oxide razor" this will get a few options
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    Thanks for the tip, crayon was recommended as easiest to use, so that's my first choice. Maybe I'll have to go with a tube though.

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    Hmm... Choices choices. I'm trying to resist my initial impulse to be hasty. I looked at the paste on Maggards, I may go with that. My trusted source says crayon but I want it now! Thanks guys.
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    So I'm using a strop with a felt and leather strips. Can I use the spray on one side of the felt and keep the other side free of chrom-ox as long as I don't saturate it, or would i need to use a totally different strop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryowl View Post
    So I'm using a strop with a felt and leather strips. Can I use the spray on one side of the felt and keep the other side free of chrom-ox as long as I don't saturate it, or would i need to use a totally different strop?
    I think you might find "less is more" when it comes to the stuff. I have seen many a gent apply it so sparingly, one would wonder why one would even bother... but said gents know way more than me!!

    Of course, I watched the video's after I saturated mine ... .

    That's to say yes, if you don't saturate the felt, you can use the other side for other things.
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    I think you might find "less is more" when it comes to the stuff.
    So I've heard, thanks!
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    Ryan,

    I agree, "less is more". With a lightly treated strop it's easy to do a few extra laps, if needed.

    Spraying can give a more uniform application, but you can still get an even (enough) application with the crayon and it's still my preferred.

    Spraying wool requires some caution!! If you over wet the wool it will wrinkle. I did 2 at the same time with diamond exactly the same amount and one wrinkled and the other was fine. If you use the spray, go easy and let the wool dry between sprays. I never got the wrinkled one flat again.

    I'd get a dedicated felt for the crox. If you do one side of your daily strop it always seems to migrate to the rest of the strop by rubbing on the back of the leather and then your hands, etc..

    PM me an address and I'll send you an SRD crayon.....I have an extra one laying around.

    If you decide on spray, here's a good vid by Lynn of spraying felt with diamond for a paddle strop, but it's the same for crox and a hanging strop.

    ............and let me know on the crayon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirStropalot View Post
    Ryan,

    I agree, "less is more". With a lightly treated strop it's easy to do a few extra laps, if needed.

    Spraying can give a more uniform application, but you can still get an even (enough) application with the crayon and it's still my preferred.

    Spraying wool requires some caution!! If you over wet the wool it will wrinkle. I did 2 at the same time with diamond exactly the same amount and one wrinkled and the other was fine. If you use the spray, go easy and let the wool dry between sprays. I never got the wrinkled one flat again.

    I'd get a dedicated felt for the crox. If you do one side of your daily strop it always seems to migrate to the rest of the strop by rubbing on the back of the leather and then your hands, etc..

    PM me an address and I'll send you an SRD crayon.....I have an extra one laying around.

    If you decide on spray, here's a good vid by Lynn of spraying felt with diamond for a paddle strop, but it's the same for crox and a hanging strop.

    ............and let me know on the crayon.

    Best Regards,

    Howard

    Howard, that is exactly what I was afraid of! Cross contamination of bare leather/felt with the paste residue. Thanks for confirming my initial feeling. I will take that advice.
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    And recheck SRD. What's out of stock one day is often back the next.
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