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    I've always held my pretty tight, but I may need to rethink that. I've read the slight bow in hanging/loom strops is beneficial, so maybe I should reconsider making a paddle strop for my razors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP5 View Post
    I've always held my pretty tight, but I may need to rethink that. I've read the slight bow in hanging/loom strops is beneficial, so maybe I should reconsider making a paddle strop for my razors.
    Like I mentioned, no need to pull what ever is holding your strop out of the wood work. Just pull it taut and there should be a bit of deflection when making a stroke. No need for it to bow under the blade 2 inches. When I was learning, I put the blade on the strop spine only and listened to what that sounded like. Then I brought the blade down in contact with the strop and made a stroke, there is an audible difference. Then from there I decided how much pressure I needed.
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    It's funny paddle strops are recommended for beginners.
    You really need to follow the bevel with those. Not all razors are totally straight? Not all have the same grind. Experience.

    A hanging strop should get more of the edge. With a slight bit of slack allowed.
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    But when I strop I just try to anchor the strop at my hip level. As long as the 2 ends don't move you can strop with any amount of bow in the strop If you keep the spine pushing the "wave", the edge always trails on flat leather. It's easier to visualise or do it with a soft roo strop. With a deep bow in the strop, of course, that only allows the use of part of the strop or you would be rolling the edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onimaru55 View Post
    As long as the 2 ends don't move you can strop with any amount of bow in the strop If you keep the spine pushing the "wave", the edge always trails on flat leather
    Exactly! +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel View Post
    Exactly! +1

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    You could have both if your name is "Gray" . Kind of taut-o-logical.
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