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Stropping what am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by Gear, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Gear

    Gear Silver C/O Silver Member

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    In your opinion how long am I suppose to strop with cardboard to get it to work? What are the effects I'm looking for and how do I know when its done?
     
  2. Ernest Emerson

    Ernest Emerson

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    Dear Gear,

    It's probably not the stropping, but the initial sharpening, thats the root of the problem. And, what are you going for, a razor blades edge or a using knife edge. You won't get the razor blade using the methods I've describe - just a knife that can be used. Sharpening is a perfect example of practice makes perfect. So don't give up.

    Best Regards,


    Ernest R. Emerson