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    Default Razor Strop Fungus

    Has anyone any experience of using the Razor Strop Fungus, AKA the Birch Polypore (Fomitopsis betulina) for stropping razors?

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    For starting fires yes but not for razor stropping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    For starting fires yes but not for razor stropping.
    I have heard that there is a layer which can be peeled and glued to a paddle, there are also guys on youtube just stropping on the fungus, which does not look convincing to me. I'm curious to try it, and I'm wondering how good a strop it makes.

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    I would say yes if we were still in the Neanderthal or Cro-Magnon period. I think we have evolved to a higher existence with better tools to strop a razor???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johntoad57 View Post
    I would say yes if we were still in the Neanderthal or Cro-Magnon period. I think we have evolved to a higher existence with better tools to strop a razor???
    You mean with ultra-modern space-age high-tech materials like... leather?

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    Look up Amadou leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montgomery View Post
    You mean with ultra-modern space-age high-tech materials like... leather?
    Good one Monty. Good to see you. Hope you've been alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montgomery View Post
    You mean with ultra-modern space-age high-tech materials like... leather?
    Yes - that's the stuff!
    Semper Fi !

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    Try it out and let us know the results, you seem like a fun guy....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    Look up Amadou leather.
    Yes, I'm aware of amadou, super interesting!

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