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    In "The Grand Experiment" 30 laps before and after turned out better long term than only 60 laps before, right?

    Probably due to this drying off the edge after shaving. I usually give my razors 10 laps or so after shaving for this reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    In "The Grand Experiment" 30 laps before and after turned out better long term than only 60 laps before, right?

    Probably due to this drying off the edge after shaving. I usually give my razors 10 laps or so after shaving for this reason.
    How will that keep the moisture in the air from getting to it over the next 24 hours like it was going to anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoglahoo View Post
    How will that keep the moisture in the air from getting to it over the next 24 hours like it was going to anyway?
    if I remember correctly there was a twofold supposition to answer this question.

    First the post shave stropping thoroughly dried the edge so there was no residual water to act on it.

    Secondly the oils from the strop were deposited through stropping right on the area that needed the protection the most inhibiting the ability of moisture to reach the edge.

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    ^ What he said...

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    Finally, an educated and scientific article about razors, made in their heydays...

    However, La Perret discovered (300-400 years ago) that the rust actually destrys the shaving edge, and mentioned that if a razor is left for 6 weeks, the sharpnes is actually restored from the rust eating away the dull part, and simply light stroppng would make it shaving sharp. My larger rotation supports this theory, since when I leave the razor and use several more, later, that razor stropped seams to be sharper than when I left. Might be subjective, and not actual feeling, though...

    The article mentiones the stropping actually being a bit abrasive, thus sharpening the razor, but I actually think that stopping works on the same principle as when the scythe man is hammering the blade, instead of sharpening it with stone, thus extending the edge, compressing it in the process, making it thinner, and sharper...

    Alan, thanx for the read...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildtim View Post
    if I remember correctly there was a twofold supposition to answer this question.

    First the post shave stropping thoroughly dried the edge so there was no residual water to act on it.

    Secondly the oils from the strop were deposited through stropping right on the area that needed the protection the most inhibiting the ability of moisture to reach the edge.
    Ah, the oils from the strap - that makes sense then. I will start strapping after my shave as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoglahoo View Post
    Ah, the oils from the strap - that makes sense then. I will start strapping after my shave as well.
    actually, the in the TI factory video, the guy that does the stropping reccomends a daily rub to the strop to keep it moist and suple. I did this a long time, and when I mentioned this to my friend, he actually said that maybe the acids from the hand are actually rusting the blade faster... So, when finished post-shave stropping, I always wipe the blade on a clean cotton towel. Now, when I think about it, the blade is clean from oils, and exposed to the air moisture. grrrr...

    so, it turns out the best way to keep the blade in good shape is to use some oil, like mineral or camelia oil, or vaseline, an clean it prior to each shave...


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    Quote Originally Posted by superfly View Post
    actually, the in the TI factory video, the guy that does the stropping reccomends a daily rub to the strop to keep it moist and suple. I did this a long time, and when I mentioned this to my friend, he actually said that maybe the acids from the hand are actually rusting the blade faster... So, when finished post-shave stropping, I always wipe the blade on a clean cotton towel. Now, when I think about it, the blade is clean from oils, and exposed to the air moisture. grrrr...

    so, it turns out the best way to keep the blade in good shape is to use some oil, like mineral or camelia oil, or vaseline, an clean it prior to each shave...


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    I wasn't aware of hand acid...
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    Thanks Alan great reading, I loved that last part about the lather.......

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    Very interesting article. Thank you for posting.

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