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Thread: Am I still the only one who puts slurry on the strop?

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    BTW, I forgot to mention that the slurry is made with water, but yes does mix a bit with the oil on the strop. The reason why I thought of putting oil on the strop was that the watery slurry could otherwise make the strop dry and crack (like leather boots that never get any polish). It is very possible that the oil has other effects as well.

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    Let me know how it goes, if you try it out. Also, don't forget to mention what kind of stone you took the slurry from.

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    Years ago, I went through the pasted obsession and pasted most any fine gritty substance from slurry, pigments, cleansing powders and metal polishes, on a variety of substrates.

    They all work, to a degree and depending on what you are trying to achieve, polish vs edge straightness/comfort.

    The problem with using slurry is, you do not know what the grit is or size. As opposed to using known grit, of known size. These days I use Chromium Oxide, Cerium Oxide, Diamonds, Metal polish, (3m or Maas) and CBN. CBN the most, almost daily.

    If you want to experiment paste cardboard, inside of a cereal of shirt box, it is inexpensive and most like leather but easy to acquire and inexpensive if it does not work.

    Also with any paste, results will vary dramatically, with the substrate. Leather is very different from Balsa for example.

    But, and most important, if it is working for you… Rock On.

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    I just thought of something:

    One reason why I like to use slurry from a fine stone as a paste is that it feels like it is less harsh. I suspect that the particles themselves are rounded. This makes sense, because in contrast the diamond particles (in sprays and paste) are so hard that they will keep their sharp angles, while the natural stone is obviously made from softer particles. Furthermore, the way I obtain these particles (using the slurry stone) is also likely to roll the particles into a rounded shape.

    So I have to ask you guys: what is the finest grit natural stone out there? I think my stone is considered approximately 12 000 or so.

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    What are you basing that estimate on?

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    I believe the guy who sold it told me, but I looked it up again. No idea how accurate this is but is a fine grit for sure.

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    I used my slurry strop to revive my DD Wonderedge razor, and holy smokes does this technique work wonders. The blade is now super sharp, but again, I get the feeling that this is far less harsh on my skin than some pastes and sprays out there. Can't wait to see some others try this out.

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    Be careful, I heard slurry on the strop will cause carbon steel to rust ............ ............
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Be careful, I heard slurry on the strop will cause carbon steel to rust ............ ............
    Grrr.... not funny


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