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    Shaving has been going smooth but was curious if anyone else had their strop at a similar height that I use. I have the strop in my bedroom and the top of the strop (part attached to hook) is at eye level. I usually see most people have the strop at a waist height and wanted to know if anyone else had theirs higher up. Have a good evening all

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    I have had mine at eye level for 40 years. Never bothered me.

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    In my old house, I had a bathroom in the basement and there happened to be a couple of eye bolts at eye level outside of the door. Because they already were there, and because of basic laziness, my strops hung at that level for 10 years.

    At our new house I have my strops attached to a horizontal stair railing that is at waist level. Even though I had been doing it for ten years with them hanging higher, I found that I preferred the strops to be at waist level.

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    Mine is mounted at sternum height. Middle of the road I guess.
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    I never thought to try out different heights, will try some out later although I am thinking I am probably going to keep the same height.

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    I mounted mine at the counter top level. Or, when traveling to the middle door hinge pin. Also have used a closed drawer holding it shut with my thigh.
    For me, I'm more able to keep even tension in both directions that way. My arm and hand also move easier in the horizontal plane.
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    I have an eye under the edge of me counter but have preferred the towel bar at mid sternum height. My secondary location is about mis sternum too.
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    I settled on the middle door hinge height after trying a bunch of different heights. Command hooks are great for testing the height.
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    Funny short story.
    I had read and was told to put at door knob hight. So i drilled a hole in the wall behind my door to my man-cave and have been stropping. The wife asked me just the other day if i had noticed that the door knob to my man cave was lower than normal. You know, shes right. Well ive learned to use it that way. Guess it just made me feel taller.
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    In a rental unit and can't put holes in the walls so I lashed a bootlaces thru the top d ring and hang it from the door knob. Use to hang it from closet rod but prefer it at waist level

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