Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:08 pm
Stupid question here.
I just purchased an Illinois strop for straight razors, very nice leather and it has a white linen type of second strop.
What is the purpose of that, do I use that first, is it like a coarse stone to be used on dull razors ?http://www.fendrihan.com/illinois-razor-strop-hanging-razor-strop-p-567.html?cPath=116_76_78
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:11 pm
Use the linen first and then finish with the leather.
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:18 pm
Thanks Mark. I received a nice pm from Melampus who said the same. I'm good to go, thanks again.
Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:37 pm
The linen or canvas side is to deburr the razor once it comes off the hone.
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:26 pm
I have wondered about this myself. Thanks for asking.
Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:26 pm
I wasn't ignoring the community by answering via PM. I have been simply furious with some ill conceived assumptions floating around & had to step away awhile to temper my anger.
I tend to think of the canvas/leather as a split-hide & smooth leather bench strop; sort of a two-step stropping progression.
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