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    Hey guys,

    Question, how would i go about dressing my strop, i have a German Dovo Feinstes Kern-Juchten strop, and i bought Fromm strop dressing, i looked at the wiki article here on the forum, and it confused me because i don't have a dry strop dressing. What are your suggestions? Thank you very much.

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    I dress mine in high heels, a wig and makeup. But thats just me.

    Once in a while it may be good to use some Neatsfoot oil to replace any natural oils lost and to keep the strop limber and the leather supple. BTW are there no instructions on the strop dressing you have?
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    Most strops, made of quality leather require nothing more than an occasional rub with the palm of your unwashed hand. I say "Unwashed" because you want the natural oils from your hand. Some guys like to use strop dressings, neetsfoot oil, Ballistol, etc.
    It's up to you, but it is not necessary. If you choose to do so, use very little, it's easy to go overboard. I've never done it myself to any of my strops, Maybe some of the other's will chime in....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    I dress mine in high heels, a wig and makeup. But thats just me.



    I almost went there myself, but changed my mind last minute....
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    Quote Originally Posted by zib View Post


    I almost went there myself, but changed my mind last minute....
    It was too much to resist.... somebody had to say it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    It was too much to resist.... somebody had to say it!
    Yea but it should have been me.

    Most quality strops don't really need much. Like has been said either oil from your hand or some specialty oil or quality leather conditioner. Some strops specifically say not to use anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    Yea but it should have been me.
    Yes, it should have, my apologies! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by zib View Post
    Most strops, made of quality leather require nothing more than an occasional rub with the palm of your unwashed hand. I say "Unwashed" because you want the natural oils from your hand.
    Just make sure that your unwashed hand doesn't have any grease , dirt , or anything else on it that would damage your strop .
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    Put one pea sized drop of the Fromm strop dressing in your hand. Rub it around in your palm/fingers and then apply it to the back side of the leather strop. This will tell you just how dry the leather is and give you an idea how much to use on the front of the strop. Be very conservative in use and allow at least one day between applications. The dressing does soak in and spread.

    Please understand that I am not saying to saturate the leather. I will speculate that 2 pea sized drops would be enough for the front side of the strop. I use neatsfoot oil on my strops and use considerably more than that when I first apply the oil. Some leathers are really dry.

    Hope this helps,
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    I use Fromm dressing. Just put a bit on your fingers, and rub it into the strop. Not too much -- it's easier to add more, than to take it off.

    I'd ignore the reverse side.

    Charles

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