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The 0.1μm diamond pasted hanging balsa strop maintenance only works on an edge that has been properly finished on a full diamond pasted balsa strop progression; 0.5μm (about 50k grit), 0.25μm (about 100k grit) and 0.1μm (about 200k grit). The OP's SR was finished this way.I know you have explained this before, but I'm not sure where. What is a "hanging balsa strop?" I actually assumed I knew what this must mean, and attached a clip to a long piece of 1/8" by 3" balsa, and hung it on my strop hanger. It did not go well. Later, i saw that that was not what you meant. I think you mean a normal pasted balsa strop, just holding it vertical? But I'm not completely sure. Would you explain exactly what you intend with this phrase?
A hanging balsa strop is a normal 0.1μm diamond pasted balsa strop as described in Annex II of the SR Shaving Instructions for Beginners. It is held hanging vertically while stropping, also described in the instructions. This is so as to strop with even less than the weight of the blade pressure on the strop.