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    I don't see much about what to do with the back of a leather strop. Is it OK to paste this side and and use it as a pasted strop? What are other uses for this soft "fuzzy" side?


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    You can use it as a pasted strop. There have been a couple of tutorials, notably one by JoshEarl, that explain things pretty well. Personally, I don't do it. I prefer a flatbed or a modular paddle rather than a hanging strop but ymmv.

    If you decide to give it a go, apply whatever abrasive paste/crayon you select very sparingly. CrOx paste is a popular choice, btw.
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    I think I read that some guys paste the back of their strop. Me, I just leave it alone. It's just the back of the strop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill S View Post
    You can use it as a pasted strop. There have been a couple of tutorials, notably one by JoshEarl, that explain things pretty well. Personally, I don't do it. I prefer a flatbed or a modular paddle rather than a hanging strop but ymmv.

    If you decide to give it a go, apply whatever abrasive paste/crayon you select very sparingly. CrOx paste is a popular choice, btw.
    That is about what I figured. I have a strop that I replaced because of numerous nicks and cuts but the back is in fine shape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by honedright View Post
    I think I read that some guys paste the back of their strop. Me, I just leave it alone. It's just the back of the strop.

    I guess if I can put it to use I will.

    Jim
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    I can give some feedback having just used Dovo red paste on the back of the leather side of my strop, and I would not recommend it.

    I had been refreshing my razor with the Dovo black paste on a fabric side of my strop quite successfully until it just wasn't feeling sharp enough to get a really good shave, so as I also could find anything conclusive about applying paste to the back of the leather side I gave it ago.

    The result was not good, I could still shave but it seemed worse than before I used the red paste, the razor was very jumpy and rather than glide across my face it would jump across in a stuttering motion.

    I think this might have something to do with the reverse of the leather side on my strop is not a smooth surface like to front or the fabric side, so in my opinion and after trying for myself I don't think it is suitable for using paste in my humble opinion.
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    Has anyone thought of smoothing out the backside and then pasting it? Just a thought.

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