Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 29 of 29
Like Tree63Likes

Thread: Leaded strops - Linen? Leather? Both?

  1. #21
    Senior Member ZipZop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Honolulu
    Posts
    711
    Thanked: 157

    Default

    Aloha!

    I have never treated linen nor leather with pastes or lead or other metals or compounds.

    To me, a strop is for alignment, not a continuation of honing. I only strop 10 passes on bare leather before a shave to assure the blade is in alignment. I never have added paste, rouge, or lead to leather or linen. Bare linen I only do after shaving (20 laps) followed by 10 laps on leather to aid in drying the blade and bring it back into alignment for storage. That's it.

    But I respect the philosophy and methodology of others that do add compounds to their strop. If it works for you, then go for it!

    -Zip
    lz6 likes this.
    "I get some lather and lather-up, then I get my razor and shave! Zip Zop, see that? My face Is ripped to shreads!" - Bill Cosby on Shaving

  2. #22
    Senior Member xiaotuzi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    1,774
    Thanked: 1239

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kees View Post
    @OP: lead is a poisonous substance, there are many non-toxic compounds you can put on your strop. So what do you think lead will do better than any of the other abrasive compounds available?
    I'm not really sure, to be honest. I've been seeing the use of lead on strops come up in threads lately and became interested in trying it is all. I have some lead at home, so I thought I'd have a go at it. But before dedicating a strop to this I wanted to see if I should dedicate a linen or leather strop, or both.

    It's well known that lead is poisonous and people should consider what that means to them as an individual before using it this way. After reading some comments here I am personally reconsidering it.

    Perhaps some good alternatives could be suggested here for anyone who is reconsidering the use of lead.
    ejmolitor37 likes this.
    "Go easy"

  3. #23
    Senior Member blabbermouth Kees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    4,957
    Thanked: 570

    Default

    I use CBN on a leather paddle strop. Works a treat. If, after reading all of the above, you still want to use the lead you have, make sure the crystals are all of a similar size.
    xiaotuzi likes this.
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Kees For This Useful Post:

    xiaotuzi (08-27-2017)

  5. #24
    Senior Member blabbermouth tcrideshd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Oakland Tn
    Posts
    4,471
    Thanked: 1119

    Default

    I,ll concede that to you Nelson, I truly didn't think of the new guys coming on here and not being informed at their start. I will try to remember that in the future.

    sometimes I get on edge about some things, it doesn't matter to me about what someone uses or what I use , to each their own. this rant went on from me not because I believe everyone should use it, only that I get upset with all the topics that come up on whats good and bad, yet the really bad stuff gets ignored for the cause. so all you new guys learn the trade with the basics and only try other tricks as you are more informed.

    my lead strop works, but I would never intentionally ingest or inhale the dust. so always be informed . Tc
    Ever wonder why you never see a motorcycle in front of a Shrinks office? ,,,,, then you have never ridden one "

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to tcrideshd For This Useful Post:

    sharptonn (09-18-2017)

  7. #25
    Senior Member tintin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    archbold ohio
    Posts
    1,293
    Thanked: 325

    Default

    while we are worrying about lead, here is what the MSDS says about the health effects of Crox.

    Potential Acute Health Effects: Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.
    Potential Chronic Health Effects:
    Hazardous in case of inhalation. Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (sensitizer). CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: A4
    (Not classifiable for human) by ACGIH, 3 (Not classifiable for human.) by IARC. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Mutagenic for
    mammalian somatic cells. Mutagenic for bacteria and/or yeast. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL
    TOXICITY: Not available. The substance may be toxic to upper respiratory tract, skin. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the
    substance can produce target organs damage.

  8. #26
    Forum mogwai thebigspendur's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    27,695
    Thanked: 4402
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Any heavy metals are very bad for you. It's just that lead has been studied more mostly because of issues with brain damage in little kids going back to the 1950s where kids would eat paint chips of leaded paint.
    Every day without fail one should consider himself as dead-Tsunetomo

  9. #27
    Senior Member blabbermouth Kees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    4,957
    Thanked: 570

    Default

    Chromium oxide is used during tanning as well.
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

  10. #28
    Senior Member WILDMAN1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Louisville, Ky.
    Posts
    140
    Thanked: 7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by xiaotuzi View Post
    I want to give leaded strops a try and have had good advice that the lead should be applied to a leather strop. But I have also read that guys are applying lead to linen strops.

    I'm wondering why one and not the other? Or why not both?
    I don't know who told you about putting lead on a strop, but only traditional creams, oils or such, should be put on a strop, like shaving cream or just rubbing the palm of your hand on it, will help it stay in good shape.

  11. #29
    Senior Member blabbermouth tcrideshd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Oakland Tn
    Posts
    4,471
    Thanked: 1119

    Default

    He wasn't asking about maintenance of his strop, only what strop to put it on. I think it's been covered and he got his answer, Tc
    Ever wonder why you never see a motorcycle in front of a Shrinks office? ,,,,, then you have never ridden one "

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to tcrideshd For This Useful Post:

    sharptonn (09-18-2017)

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •