C then E
C. stropping on loaded leather
G. I like to strop on bare felt and then, sometimes, on felt loaded with silicon carbide or boron oxide. Current favorite final strop is Smurf Poo (Starkie Blue) on bovine leather - really, really fast and leaves an extremely toothy edge.
C, with .5 Diamond paste on a piece of leather from an old couch, sometimes on a piece of leather used to make leather motorcycle jackets with well used red jewelers rouge.
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I use it between stones but not all the time. I tend to only use it on stainless burr clinger knives. I also keep a second felt pad loaded with chromium oxide that I love to use on yanagiba just before leather/diamond, this makes a really crazy edge.
combination of B and G (CR02 loaded felt) depending on what im trying to accomplish, what knife im sharpening and what stone im planning to stop on
i have E at work for emergency stropping
im interested in trying A out for an extended time of a few weeks
It's like my ol' grandpappy used to say; "The less one makes declarative statements, the less apt he is to look a fool in retrospect"
A.) This really works quite well, and I do it often
C.) Preferred method after full progression with stones/ Diamond spray; I like higher grit= 1 micron
D.) unloaded balsa, works similar to newspaper....but, may actually prefer newspaper
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B and C.