05-08-2013, 04:07 PM
I have an old strop I oiled up several months ago, and was enjoying it but over time I've found I prefer a lighter draw. I know eventually the oil will evaporate and the strop will become lighter and faster but I'd like to help speed that up if I can , does anyone have any suggestions how to absorb the remaining oil?
05-08-2013, 08:45 PM
For some old horsehides I had with neatsfoot oil I just rubbed them down with a clean rag a couple of hundred times. It seems to burnish the strop and make it slicker, that and just letting them hang and dry out for couple of days did it.
05-11-2013, 11:58 AM
Update: I left the strop out in the sun for a few of hours yesterday. It seems to be helping. The strop is lightening a bit, and I'm beginning to see texture where before it was simply dark. It's back out in the sun now, a few more afternoons and I think it will be perfect. Thank you, fellas!
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