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    Default Hand American

    I am considering using stropping materials from Hand American. I know some of you have had success with them. What do you suggest for finishing pasting.

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    I've bought leather from Keith. Great guy, easy to deal with. I use some of his boron carbide paste, followed by his chromium oxide. I'm using his natural leather, not the conditioned. Good stuff.

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    0.5 micron chrome oxide (green) works well and is inexpensive. Diamond does cut faster.

    I have not tried the boron carbide.
    Randolph Tuttle, a SRP Mentor for residents of Minnesota & western Wisconsin

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    Default Why finish paste?

    The Handamerican double sided leather "hone" is sufficient for getting a great edge. Finishing pastes are fun to play with and I have used CrO as well as diamond pastes but they're not necessary. The reddish side of the handamerican hone is somehow conditioned and treated and it's great.

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