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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    Do you have any idea why you cut the loom strop and not the hangers?
    In my case it was trying to use the Mastro's technique of sliding the razor completely off the strop at both ends. If the spine is lifted even just a little bit as you slide the razor laterally, you get a nice little 1/2" cut as the toe heads off the edge of the butter-soft strop material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    I have his large loom and have had several of his razors and have had no issues other than sometimes needing to be honed before first use with his razors.

    In general when you buy any Italian made product be it cars or other, logic in construction and reliability is often times absent.
    It's exactly the same with Italian women!

    Careful what you wish for

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    His website and google+ page are missing in action. Hopefully he is ok...

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    Perhaps it's the Christmas rush, and his website is over run with traffic . . . .

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    Why would the google+ page be gone then?

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    Right. I can't get any of the links to work. This does not strike me as a good omen.

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    The site for the knife business his son runs is up

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    I've only used the medium-sized loom strop for a couple of weeks now, but I do have some
    initial impressions. I like the length. It seems just right for me: plenty of surface to work with,
    but not so long as to be unwieldy.

    I'm not real happy with the CrOx linen side. It feels way too rough and scratchy. I think I'll try
    removing some of the heavy coating and see how that goes.

    The leather is as everyone described: super smooth and soft. It really puts a nice polish on the
    razor edge.

    One thing about the leather side that got my attention: after a dozen of so strokes on a freshly
    honed edge (12K), I really began to notice a definite "suction". I've almost never noticed that
    feeling on a cowhide strop, and only occasionally on a roo hide, but on this leather it is a regular
    event. That may be an attribute of the softness and flexibility of the leather, which makes for a
    full contact with the entire edge. There's lots of feedback.

    Whatever it is, I like it. I'll even go so far as to say that stropping is easier than using a hanging
    strop. I'm really glad that I bought it.
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    Paul, yes the Cr Ox is put on way too thick. I think Mastro Livi used a lifetimes worth in one application. I just used some kitchen towel to remove as much as I could. Just keep going with the towel until little to none comes off.

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    Maybe at a meet I go to someone will have one for me to try, I'd love to see what the difference in feel is. Tc
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