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    As a result of SRP member 'Slasher' mentioning that he strops ambidextrously to have even wear on his strops I began giving it a try. Heretofore I've only stropped with my dominant right hand. I just gave the left hand a go and it was a slow and careful exercise, but I am liking it, and maybe I too will incorporate this into my routine. I've a ways to go before I gain some proficiency though. At least so far no nicks to the strop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Just took a shot at left handed (non dominant hand) stropping. Not to hijack the thread I've started another ......... thanks to Slasher for giving this old man another aspect of this sport to pursue

    Ambidextrous Stropping ....... old dog, new trick
    So Jim,do you find the edge to be superior using your Left hand VS your right hand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pixelfixed View Post
    So Jim,do you find the edge to be superior using your Left hand VS your right hand?
    Ask me in a month or so, right now my left hand stropping would look like slow motion if I posted a video at real time speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Ask me in a month or so, right now my left hand stropping would look like slow motion if I posted a video at real time speed.
    Looking forward to your results This could be a real game changer.
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    Here's a way of looking at it... If you can shave with your left (non dominant) hand, you should be able to strop with it. Any time with a razor in that hand can only help your technique. Slow and sready wins the race.

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    "Slow and sready " ? Pete,, are you typing with your left ?





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    "Slow and sready " ? Pete,, are you typing with your left ?

    Yup... Been using that same finger for years

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    If nothing else, it's good physeo and, helps should there be some unforseen event that affect you dominant side.

    Thank for bringing this up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siguy View Post
    If nothing else, it's good physeo and, helps should there be some unforseen event that affect you dominant side.

    Thank for bringing this up.
    Tell you what, since I tried it, posted about it, I've decided to begin shaving with both hands again. I also, just for a lark wrote 'slow and steady,' in cursive, with a pen on paper left handed. I can do it, but not as fluidly as with my dominant hand. Who knows where this will end.
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    Send me all your strops for left handed stropping....
    Funny thing is, I had been thinking about stropping with my right hand, but am afraid of hacking the thing in half. My reason was different though. I shave switching hands, but the bulk of the work is done left handed, building lather, applying lathe, and stropping. I was thinking I shave switching hands why not everything else.
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