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    My strops only see the palm of my hand before and after shaving, I have one beater with a pasted linen that has been treated with Fromm dressing but I would never think to add this to my Kanayama or Spanish or English Bridle strops, I added it to an oil tanned strop one time and the draw became so heavy it was almost unusable and what I added was very little, what I have done once or twice over the last few years was after shaving I rinse my brush as most do and then apply my WH and splash and the very last thing I did was palm rubbed my strop before putting my razor to it before putting it away, I am sure some of the oils that are in the WH and splash along with the soap were on my hands and transferred to the strop, I am sure it's not that much oil but enough and I figure if I do this once or twice a year it will keep my strops is perfect shape for years to come.
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    The thread being about dry strops, Euclid440 refers to applications of water to open pores to accept conditioners/oils.

    I see this working great on some old ones. Works well!

    On the back side, a damp microfiber followed by Mink oil 20 mins later is going great. Every few days..
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    In fact, i thik in aframes tokyo, Takeshi Mentions that Mr. Naomi's Kawamachi (Kanayama strosp maer) recommends to clean his strops with a water damp cloth.
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    I can vouch for the wisdom of Euclid440's admonition to wipe just a tiny bit of oil at a time and then let in soak in for a day or two. Trust me - a little too much can turn a strop into a soggy, oily mess!
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    Kanayama #70000, palm rub now and then. Happy days.
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    I wipe mine off with a damp cloth before I apply strop conditioner to it. I condition them when the leather turns lighter in colour and if marks from the razor appear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffR View Post
    I can vouch for the wisdom of Euclid440's admonition to wipe just a tiny bit of oil at a time and then let in soak in for a day or two. Trust me - a little too much can turn a strop into a soggy, oily mess!
    This is true! Come to think of it, I have been missing Euclid440 around for a while.
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