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    All the usefull stuff has been said, so I can't add to that.

    Biut just a thought that occurt to me: Are you sure it is the spine?
    I remember when I first started stropping (My first SR was e 5/8 Dovo) that the heel was a bit sharp and not the spine). If I tilted the blade just a bit, the heel would scratch the leather.

    After a while I got the hang of it (and the use of the linen side of the strop as well as the paddle with green and red stuff may have taken the edge off literally).
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptain_zero View Post
    Pictures and explanations, send to SRD. I am confidant they will make things right.

    Something is not right... I do not know what. The scratches, honestly, will not damage the strop... it will look ugly, but not damage the strop.

    The razor is the cause and that is NOT right....

    Again, query SRD with pictures. I'm confident that Lynn and Don will make things right for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toonboog View Post
    All the usefull stuff has been said, so I can't add to that.

    Biut just a thought that occurt to me: Are you sure it is the spine?
    I remember when I first started stropping (My first SR was e 5/8 Dovo) that the heel was a bit sharp and not the spine). If I tilted the blade just a bit, the heel would scratch the leather.

    After a while I got the hang of it (and the use of the linen side of the strop as well as the paddle with green and red stuff may have taken the edge off literally).
    It is definitely not the heel in my case. I can clearly see tiny shards of leather piling up right at the spot where the spine and point meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    As Rodb asked, are the scratches occurring during one or both stropping directions?

    Also, are the scratches on the strop happening from the heel or the toe end of the blade?
    Definitely not. It is coming from where the spine turns into the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmorris247 View Post
    where the spine turns into the point.
    Would you please explain what this means?

    Also, for the third time, are the scratches happening during one or both stropping directions?

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    Are you leading with the toe of the blade, flat or heel? Toe leading would be a bad idea with a spike or square point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    Would you please explain what this means?

    Also, for the third time, are the scratches happening during one or both stropping directions?
    Again, they are only on the left side of the razor (when holding it blade-side down in front of me). So in other words, it is happening when the razor is drawn back towards me on the strop (I'm right-handed). I've attached a photo here to give you a better idea of what I'm talking about. The leather shards seem to pile up right in the area I colored in red on the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmnc View Post
    Are you leading with the toe of the blade, flat or heel? Toe leading would be a bad idea with a spike or square point.

    The blade seems to be perfectly flat while stropping, but again I'm very new at this.

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    The bits could also be knocked loose on the other pass and picked up on the return.

    With the heel of your hand, work out the scratches so you can't see them as much. Then do one pass each way and check in between to see where and from which side it's coming from. If it's the spine I would think you could feel it

    Also try taping the spine to see if it's still scratches
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    I've had this exact problem. The edge where the point meets the spine was a bit sharp. I took some 1500 grit sandpaper to that area and smoothed it out, problem solved. The amount I sanded wasn't visible to the eye but was enough to stop the scratching.

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