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    I have a couple of nicks on my strop and was wondering at what point will these nicks affect my razor? There aren't a lot. I've had it a long while I think there are 3 nicks one is deep-ish...

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    Also. It's a 3" strop and notice the middle caves in and the middle of the razor isn't touching. What can I do about this? It's a high quality strop

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejaykamoe View Post
    Also. It's a 3" strop and notice the middle caves in and the middle of the razor isn't touching. What can I do about this? It's a high quality strop
    You can sand the nicks with a nail file to smooth them out

    Try lying the strop down an a table to keep it flat...

    That's all I got

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    I like 2000 w and d for removing nicks. Pics would help for better advice.
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    If you can feel the nicks as you strop they need attention. Otherwise you can use the strop as is. Most use sandpaper or a fine pumice stone to smooth them out. The pumice stone is the classic method.
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    keep stropping.. The knicks will wear off in a couple years... Mine looks like some one threw a drunk cat at it... It works fine..

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejaykamoe View Post
    Also. It's a 3" strop and notice the middle caves in and the middle of the razor isn't touching. What can I do about this? It's a high quality strop
    Treating the strop with oil helps, making sure that if have fasteners in the top and bottom, that they are tight. Sometimes my strop does this, I use x-strokes. Also if it bothers me enough I will tend to fold the d-ring (or handle) on the strop under and hold it from the base of the leather messing with angle and tension.

    hope that helps
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    Nicks in the strop...I think this is something a lot of us have experienced, also the cupping on the three inch strop, this is something I've seen members mention a lot. This is one of the reasons I only buy two inch strops. I can buy a two inch strop with D-rings for a little over $40. And I have not experienced cupping problems with any of my two inch strops and if I nick it, no big deal...it was only $40. As mentioned earlier, give the sand paper a try, and x-stroke the razor while laying the strop on a flat surface to help flatten out the cupping. Good luck
    Last edited by kettlebell; 11-03-2013 at 06:09 AM.
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