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    I use a Mastro Livi medium loom strop and 15-20 laps on the skin side leaves a smooth sharp edge. I've watched Mastro Livi strop and he has a unique stroke which I find works the best on his strop. I have used a hanging strop and was shown how to lap on it by my friend who is a old time barber. I do 20 to 25 on the strop and it gives me a great edge, smooth shave. A lot will depend on the leather, technique, and the blade material. If it works, your set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    4,862, I don't take any thing for granted and if that don't do it I'm doing another 5,637 by my calculations that would be the perfect amount ,,, or maybe just 20-30,, who knows,, but I,ll stand by my original statement, if your dulling your razor in a short stroke count , ie. 10 laps then your stropping SUCKS. I haven't managed to dull my blade after hundreds of laps. this is why I don't need to go to the stones very seldom. its like this if 10 is what you want to do then do it. if 200 is what you want to do then do it, but do it right and it will not degrade your edge, which is what was said, any more than 10 will degrade it,, that is B>S> after 50 or more laps on my strop mine becomes a smooth shaving tool.

    so time to move on Tc
    Sounds too me like your still stropping that Butter Knife, Ha, Ty
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    shaved with it to.. put all these razors to shame Tc
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    10 page, 90 post thread, simplicity for all....
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