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  1. Old stropping technique

    by , 01-04-2012 at 08:00 AM
    Some of us have seen this one before. Old timey barbers used this drill to teach the delicate art of stropping. Give it a try.....

    Get a 2 inch bull clip at the office supply store and attach a 2 inch by 20 inch piece of newspaper. If the paper tears, use two strips of newspaper. Three or more strips is cheating but try to do it with one strip of newspaper. Tie it to a nail, hook or a doorknob and strop a sharp razor without cutting or tearing the paper. Then strop a freshly honed razor ...

    by , 12-28-2011 at 05:00 PM

    Here is my personal opinion about the proper way to turn the razor on the strop.

    Two barbers back in the 1960's told me that I should strop with my thumb on the corner of the tang. And some wrist turning is OK.

    They also told me that if I wrap my little finger and my ring finger lightly around the handle, it would help me turn [manipulate] the razor with very little wrist turning. Those two fingers on the handle give me more ...