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 Post subject: Anybody using Lubri Derm for leather strops?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:21 am 
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I picked this information up while researching leather strop compound for my Rolls Razor.
Lubriderm was mentioned. It is an over the counter skin lotion. I use it all the time for dry skin.
I rub some into the Rolls Razor leather strop, it does a nice job of conditioning the leather.
I just picked up 2 horse butt strops from CKTG and rubbed them up with Lubriderm tonight.
The strops now have a richer color and softer feel, which should help the leather strop the knife edge.

Well what do the pros think?


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody using Lubri Derm for leather strops?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:05 am 

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If I'm using bare leather I like to keep it bare, it doesn't have to be soft and supple... I'd be concerned that the oils in skin products would work to lubricate the surface and remove any real benefit to stropping on bare leather in the first place. There are silicates in the skin that are responsible for the polishing action, so you want the blade making full contact with it. Now if you are using a compound then it really doesn't matter, but I wouldn't do that to any strops I intended to keep bare.

I could be wrong with my thinking, but it is just that... it's my thinking... ;) lol


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody using Lubri Derm for leather strops?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:02 pm 

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Never heard of using lubriderm. Some people use neatsfoot oil for this. If you have an older strop that is getting dried out, conditioning will help revive it. Some will do this on a new strop to help shorten the break in period.


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 Post subject: Re: Anybody using Lubri Derm for leather strops?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:08 pm 

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I also leave mine bare. That's just me. I think there are times for conditioning it, but I don't do it in a regular maintenance routine. A new strop will get better as you use it. Let us know what you think about it.


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