Stropping question

Discussion in 'Strops/Stropping' started by Steve1981, May 16, 2019.

    After a blade is honed do you just strop the blade before each use? Newb question.
  1. Strop after honing and once used, prior to your next shave.
  2. Some strop before each shave, some after they shave, some both.

    It is important to make sure the blade is clean and dry after each shave so corrosion doesn't occur, especially on the edge. Even if I don't strop on fabric after I shave I still thoroughly clean and dry the blade.
  3. I strop with fabric and leather before every shave.

    After each shave I’ll clean the blade and do a couple passes on the fabric and leather again just to make sure the blade is clean and dry on the edge.
  4. Same here Basil. I think it's important to run your blade on a strop after shaving to make sure the edge is really dry. I do linen/leather post shave. Then 10-15 on leather right before shaving as the soap is softening the whiskers.
  5. Yeah same about 10-20 laps on the leather and fabric after a shave.

    I tend to do more laps before a shave. Maybe 20-30 depending how I feel. Some times I zone out and might do more than I know lol.

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