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    Hello again,
    I was wondering if 1 micron diamond paste will give a sufficiently smooth shaving edge or do I need to move to 0.5 micron chrome oxide or diamond to get an adequately polished edge? The reason I ask is that I have two strops, one pasted with 1 micron diamonds and another that I intend to use for daily stropping and really don't want to bother getting a new strop (I have been eyeing up four sided paddles but am trying to practice restraint!)

    Edit: now that I think of it, this would be better placed in the strop forum. Oops
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    Moved from honing forum to strops.

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    has the strop you have 1micron on got a linen side? If not, try putting the .5 micron on the reverse.

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    Nope, The reverse side of the strop is rough leather and I'm not sure if that's suitable for pasting. It looks like it'd quite punishing to an edge.

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    The back of leather makes a better surface for pastes imo. If it is a bit wooly then you will have to pumice it smooth then apply the paste.

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    Excellent. I'll try that so. Thanks.

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