08-10-2019, 02:45 AM
  • Obie
  • Senior Member
  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Hand stropping razors has been a habit with me. With straight razors, I finish off the pre-shave canvas/leather stropping with about 25 strokes on the palm of my hand. Then I hand strop between each pass. That led to hand stropping single edge razor blades, new or used, about five strokes on each side. The same thing with double edge blades, on the rare occasion that I use a DE. I think it helps the blade smooth out. Even if it didn't, it never hurts to add another dimension to traditional shaving's colorful ritual.

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