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These two SR's are not finished on film. They are off whetstones and finished on diamond pasted balsa strops. They have been maintained on a 0.1μm diamond pasted hanging balsa strop after each and every shave for about 20 shaves each.I don't know much about film/method edges but my hypothesis is the method/film edge is more fragile then edges people with stones use. I could see stropping without perfect form causing the edge to fall apart some. Compared to a non stropped edge from the method/film edge being already somewhat aligned from the method to get it there. I could see that leading to the non stropped razor doing better than the stropped one.