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    This is my first upload to YouTube. Please let me know your opinions on my stropping abilities. No comments on my Saturday evening, stay at home clothing. ha.
    https://youtu.be/Y0QDdPcwzHc
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    Very smooth, consistent strokes with your stropping. Strop is held taught but not overly so. I believe you are off to great start that will help keep your strops free of nicks.
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    Looking good thee my friend
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    Looks Great, Next time dont talk so much, Ha, Ty

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    Ya now thats what i,m talkin, about, ty Jerry the new internet sensation, Ty
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    New is right. Well, glad to hear im doing this correctly. Or there abouts. Thanks guys. I know that my looks are top notch and i didnt want to make everyone jellous so i dressed down. Thats my story and im sticking to it. Ha.
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    Pressure and tautness look good.

    Hold the razor from the corners of the tang, so that the corners are in the middle of the thumb and the opposite corner on the first finger.

    Then flip the razor, by moving the thumb, like flipping a switch and not moving the whole hand. The wrist stays stationary and you prevent slamming the razor edge, into the strop, damaging the razor or the edge.

    The real edge of a razor, the part we don’t see, is very fragile.

    You might slow down a little and stop for a fraction, then flip.

    You also might try looping a shoe lace, or piece of para cord, (20 inches) on the loop and around the doorknob, to put the strop at waist height and a more even pressure stroke. Strop with the door open.
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    I've tried that flip/hold of the razor but it didn't feel as solid in my hand. I'll work on it some more. As you say, it will be easier on the edge. Thanks for pointing this out. I do have about 1 foot higher mounting of my strops. I could move them down and try some more. Anything that will help i'll give a try. Thanks!
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    Your stropping looks spot on.
    The attachment point looks a little bit high. It might be constricting your arm movement and making you lift your arm and shoulder a little so you are not able to move your arm as freely as you could if it was hanging naturally a little lower.
    If you want to lower the attachment point of the strop, zip tie a key ring to a doorknob around the narrow part behind the knob. On the door in my house this keeps the strop almost level.

    The coolest part of the video was watching you strop left handed!

    Keep up the great work.

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