03-18-2013, 11:53 AM
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Do I need to repair a nicked strop? I actually wouldn't even call it nicked. I sliced a small piece of the top layer off completelyRolleyes It still appears to be smooth. Below that...you will find the nick Facepalm
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 03-18-2013, 12:00 PM
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Any flaps should be very, very carefully cut off with absolute minimal amount of leather removed - and then any parts that are not smooth should be carefully sanded with a high grit sandpaper until you can run your hand across it and the spot is almost unnoticeable.

If you so desired, you could use a strop conditioner on the spot, but, I am more the type to just do hand rubbing every day or two. Eventually, the oils from your palm will make the spot start to blend in with the other areas of the strop. within a month or so, the spot will probably be hard to see.

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 03-18-2013, 03:02 PM
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Great- Thanks!

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 03-18-2013, 04:40 PM
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Unless it causes bumps when stropping, no. And even if it does, you can flip it upside down and avoid the area.

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 03-21-2013, 01:54 AM
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Great to know, thanks for post the question Noah.

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 03-21-2013, 02:36 AM
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I don't thinks this will produce any damage to the razor blade.

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 03-27-2013, 03:35 PM
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So I sanded the strop and smoothed it out nicely. Thats the good news...
I also tried getting a little fancy and massaged a little neatsfoot oil where I sanded. Little did I know that theres a difference betwwen neatsfoot oil and neatsfoot oil compound(of which this guy used). Apparently there is mineral oil in the compound and not too good for the leather. Whoops. Thats the bad news...

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