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    Default Do you Strop in between passes ?

    Was reading some old shaving books posted By Jimmy HAD ...and it mentioned stropping after the first pass ...never done it ...but it wouldn't hurt ! Do Youns strop aftah the first pass ?

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    No,,, but I guess it would be okay.

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    That kind of flies in the face of the old you have to let the blade rest stuff doesn't it? Not that I put any stock in that in the first place. I had saw that post too and wondered why you would do that.
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    No way, sir, and I'm fairly on the OCD side of the spectrum of behavior. But, maybe my stubble is wimpier than the average.
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    Nope, not OCD enough for that just yet.

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    If I had all the time in the world then I might consider it but probably still wouldn't
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    Have been palm stropping between passes for quite a while now. Don't know if it makes much of a difference, but sure as hell makes you keep your eye on the ball...

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    I also palm strop after I've shaved one half of my head. I do about 20 laps on the palm before lathering up the other half of the ol' noggin. I believe it does improve the shave.
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    Maybe I'm not doing something right. If i have to strop between passes or from left to right I'll go back to the hone. Something aint right.
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    Some razors benefit from a strop pre ATG others no. Try it with yours & see.
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