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    Default Heirloom Razor Strip Co. Old No. 2

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    Can't wait to try it out.
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    Tony’s strops are impressively made with great attention to detail at all levels
    "A Honer's adage "Hone-Shave-Repeat"

    ~William~

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    Trying to talk him out of one this eve. One just ain't enough!
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    I've always known his work by reputation but I've never used one of his strops before. That is one fine piece of workmanship and I thought quite affordable too.
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    Oh yeah. Like the backdrop? That's my pillow. My wife gave the pillow case to me for my birthday. She had my sister in law make it. She loves me.
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    Very cool pillow-case, and you'll never go wrong with a Tony Miller strop. I ignored conventional wisdom (as I usually do) and got one of his fine strops starting out. Very few nicks because I was very careful on it until I got up to speed. Great choice!
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    I love the natural color of your strop. I have several strops that I paid three times as much for, but Tony's workmanship is just as good and I enjoy using his as well as any of them.
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    Is it just me? One thing I didn't foresee was having to learn a new strop. The first few times I used it I seemed to have dulled my edge in particular using the fabric. I have never really used a fabric strop before. I think I must be rolling the edge.
    I feel dumb that this surprised me. In fairness I have only had 3 strops besides this one including the old belt my father used... actually that worked pretty well but it a little narrow and cracking really badly from age. I guess I need to heed the hockey cliches: simplify my game. Go back to basics. Get pucks in deep...well, maybe not that one.
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    That didn't come out the way I meant for it to sound. Maybe I should say that I am somehow dulling my razors with it or I am diminishing the shavability of them. I in no way want to suggest that there is anything wrong with the product because I think it's absolutely fabulous. For some reason I'm just not proficient with it yet.
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    My main strop is an Old No2. As with any fabric strop you need to keep the weight on the spine. If you lift the spine you've hosed the edge. Too much weight on the spine you simply lift the edge off the strop and count an ineffectual stroke.

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