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    Further to what has been said already, you might this article useful (stropping video included): Razor stropping - Straight Razor Place Wiki

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    Funny how the shave improves when you have the blade facing the right way when you strop.

    I missed a few places, but I think I'm a whole lot closer to where I need to be.

    Thank you all,


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    Quote Originally Posted by mziter View Post
    It is weird that you have linen and leather on your blade. This may seem stupid, but are you properly stropping with the blade trailing?
    Good call, Mziter! After I read your post I thought to myself, "you've GOT to be kidding me, there's no way he could have been stropping with edge leading.

    Quote Originally Posted by netsurfr View Post
    I am surprised that you were able to strop with the edge leading and not do major damage to your strop.

    Chris L
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    Welcome Allen,

    I'd been stumbling around on my own trying to teach myself to use a str8, and failing miserably, when I found SRP. There's a wealth of information here. You might also want to pick up Lynn Abram's DVD "World of Straight Razor Shaving." It's over 3 hours long. Instead of reading about stropping, you can watch Lynn strop a razor on this DVD. He even gives a shaving demonstration.


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