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    i almost always give a wedge more slack than a hollow

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    After getting the Lipshaw from Tom, I have begun not letting there be any real slack in my other daily strops.
    I don't hold it rigid taught, but without any real slack.
    Seeing how the Lipshaw produced a butter soft shave, now all my strops are producing the same affect
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieseld View Post
    After getting the Lipshaw from Tom, I have begun not letting there be any real slack in my other daily strops.
    I don't hold it rigid taught, but without any real slack.
    Seeing how the Lipshaw produced a butter soft shave, now all my strops are producing the same affect
    These Lipshaw strops have fascinated me for quite awhile, can one of you Lipshaw owners please make a vid of this strop in use?

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    I just shaved with my old 1800s wedge razor, and I wonder if it was a bit smoother now that I stropped it with a slight slackness of the strop. The edge was really nice.

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    I use a Kanayama #70000. It has barbers ends and I keep it nice and taut for all stopping uses. I don't vary my stopping pressure from razor to razor. If it works for you, go ahead. My results are terrific.

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