Hey guys so i have read tons of threads asking if stropping is necessary or worth it instead of just sharpening your knife.
i have been doing some experiments to see how it affects my knives.
I find that i like stropping to prolong a full sharpening more than i like touching up my knives on a stone. Its faster, it works quite well and your not removing as much material from your knife.
For me i want my knives to last as long as possible, and always be as sharp as possible so for example i have had my Mario custom for about 2.5 months and i have only sharpened it twice and i work in a pro kitchen and thats my main knife.
As far as performance i find that after a while stropping will only do so much and then will get duller quicker, which is when i will touch it up on the stone to remove some fatigued steel.
Once i feel the edge wont hold up anymore then i will go back through a full progression again but if i can get a month out of it rather than a week i think my knife will last a lot longer.
what do you guys think? has anyone found any other techniques or different results?