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    Somewhere on here is an old magazine article from the early 1900's showing the effects of Shaving and Stropping does anyone have a link to either the Article or the Thread ???

    It was from a magazine like "Popular Mechanics"

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    I didn’t find the article you referred to Glen, but your question sent me on a Google search that turned up this article which is the most comprehensive write up on stropping I have seen.

    https://shavinguniverse.com/stropping-a-straight-razor/
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    Thanks DZEC

    I found the one from 1931, took some time most of the links are dead now

    http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/...r_blades_1.jpg
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    I seem to remember the conversation we had around that post.

    We were discussing whether stropping really "sharpened" the razor or whether a razors edge developed tiny fins almost like the teeth on a saw and the stropping action helped either realign them or remove them completely.

    That article answered the question very nicely.
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