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Thread: Stropping... Stack of Newspaper Fine? Or should I get Leather?!

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    Some of us actually wear pants that extend below our butts. You should try it... you actually can strop on those on your legs without endangering your crown jewels...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovidah View Post
    Some of us actually wear pants that extend below our butts. You should try it... you actually can strop on those on your legs without endangering your crown jewels...
    I wear regular pants. But yeah, no dragging blades on my thigh...Just not going to happen. To each their own.

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    Thank god my girlfriend doesn't share that sentiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovidah View Post
    Thank god my girlfriend doesn't share that sentiment.
    Probably isn't using a straight razor either.
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    It's called Bobbit stropping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunt173 View Post
    It's called Bobbit stropping.
    Ouch. Was thinking more like femoral artery. Just as easy to strop on a darn table...lol.
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    So you guys slide the blade edge on a pile of newspapers?

    Is cutting through a cardboard box or a rolled up newspapers achieve the same thing?

    Do you only do that after sharpening or it is part of regular maintenance to strop on the newspapers (like replacing honing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlesquik View Post
    So you guys slide the blade edge on a pile of newspapers?

    Is cutting through a cardboard box or a rolled up newspapers achieve the same thing?

    Do you only do that after sharpening or it is part of regular maintenance to strop on the newspapers (like replacing honing)
    You do an edge trailing stroke on the newsprint as you would on leather/balsa. Not actually cutting through anything. Me, I use newsprint as a maintenance strop daily. Cheap/free and works well.
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    Here not only for maintenance, but for deburring as well: to make sure all debris went to one side, where they can be abraded with longitudinal strokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benuser View Post
    Here not only for maintenance, but for deburring as well: to make sure all debris went to one side, where they can be abraded with longitudinal strokes.
    Yep, this is a good use.

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