08-01-2016, 06:31 PM
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I just added chrome ox to a linen strop and I wanted to know how many laps to do with it. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.


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 08-01-2016, 06:40 PM
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Assuming that your razor is just beginning to tug and you are wanting to refresh it, I'd do six laps, then test it, and if not ready, another four laps. Be sure to wipe off the chromium oxide prior to stropping on leather. Take a look at Lynn Abram's video on refreshing.

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 08-01-2016, 06:45 PM
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Thanks. The razor only has seven shaves on it but it doesn't feel as smooth so I'll start with the six. Hoping I didn't roll the edge.


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 08-01-2016, 08:43 PM
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Very light strokes, keeping the spine on the strop.

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 08-01-2016, 11:51 PM
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I use this as often as once every 3-4 shaves on my razors. I focus on very light strokes and can do 5 or so strokes. I haven't applied any specific strokes or regularity to the process but I find this works for me.

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 08-02-2016, 04:42 AM
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Thanks guys. Maintaining an edge has caused me to abandon straights twice before, hoping this helps me stay with it.


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 08-08-2016, 07:32 PM
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CrOx can delay going back to the hones for quite some time if done properly (not overdone).

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 08-09-2016, 03:31 AM
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Try the CrOx and if no good you may have rolled the edge and if thats the case  you will need it rehoned and if you don't hone send it my way and I will hone for free, just cover shipping.

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 08-13-2016, 07:39 PM
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(08-09-2016, 03:31 AM)Panther308 Wrote: Try the CrOx and if no good you may have rolled the edge and if thats the case  you will need it rehoned and if you don't hone send it my way and I will hone for free, just cover shipping.


Thank you for the offer, that's very generous. Going to shave with it tomorrow. It seemed to take the hair off my arm pretty easy after I used the chrome ox. I'm hoping that did the trick..


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