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    illegitimum non carborundum Utopian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Longhaultanker View Post
    With due respect, Howard's remark was specific to an edge taken out to SG30k. Admittedly an extremely fine edge. I've don't have Howard's face or whiskers, or knowledge of metallurgy. As I previously said I still strop my SG30k edges 50-80 laps with no apparent edge degradation. But I wouldn't call his opinion BS.
    To be clear, I did not call his opinion about stropping to be BS.

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    I am a believer in stropping. Regular old hanging strop. Linen/leather. YMMV.
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    Well I'm a very recent convert to stropping as some of you may remember. I now have 2 Red Imp's, a Carborundum and some 60 inches of 2-1/2 vegi-tan belt stock I plan on making a couple out of. I'm making small hand rubbed and dressed strip strops right now and am having some excellent results. I'm playing around with some .3 micron Chromium Oxide powder, some .25 and .1 micron diamond greases. HHT 5+++ is now easy peasy. I've only just discovered this for myself in the last week so you can tell I'm excited.
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