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    Im new to straight razor shaving. I just purchased a 3" leather strop with a black textured material on the back. Do I use both sides when stropping?

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    I strop 60fabric and 100 leather before every shave, and 30/60 after.
    Many strop less, some only leather. It matters most that you strop well. A bad technique will kill an edge fast. Go slow with the razor flat on the strop, spine leading and then roll up onto the spine and then the return trip.
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    Are you talking a separate other strop or the finish on the back of the leather strop?

    Most strops are not designed for using the reverse side however some are. Pictures would help.
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    Watch this video for a good introduction to stropping
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZffCGGPV7Ow&t=595s
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    Quote Originally Posted by boz View Post
    Watch this video for a good introduction to stropping
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZffCGGPV7Ow&t=595s
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