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#1
I recently saw a video were a barber said you should always palm strop a few times just before you shave or shave someone else. Is there any truth to this? This was the first time I saw this in any video?

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#2
Well as always your mileage may vary. But it seems to be a custom especially in Italy.
Any barbershop in Italy I visit, about 90% of them would give the straight (if they do not use a shavette that is) a few strops in their palm.
Even the great straight razor artisan Mastro Livi does strop in his palm as a final stropping tool.

I am way to afraid to do it and I think it is much more of a custom, than needed. I strop on my normal leather strop and thats it and get excellent shaves. And apart from Italy I saw very very few barbers do it, none of the Turkish barbers I visited did it.

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#3
I do it to clear the whiskers off and also especially if I use a preshave as it clings to the edge getting between my face skin and the edge to much. Shrug ,that's why I do it.

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#4
The mastro livi video is where I saw this done. Since I've never seen it before it confused me. But I have tried after stroping before I shave and it feels the same if I don't do it. So I guess maybe it is just a custom or like Caleb suggested just clean off the excess.

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(This post was last modified: 07-30-2015, 03:49 AM by stroppinglad.)
(07-20-2015, 10:24 PM)ShaveTank Wrote: Well as always your mileage may vary. But it seems to be a custom especially in Italy.
Any barbershop in Italy I visit, about 90% of them would give the straight (if they do not use a shavette that is) a few strops in their palm.
Even the great straight razor artisan Mastro Livi does strop in his palm as a final stropping tool.

I am way to afraid to do it and I think it is much more of a custom, than needed. I strop on my normal leather strop and thats it and get excellent shaves. And apart from Italy I saw very very few barbers do it, none of the Turkish barbers I visited did it.

Probabilmente sono i pazzi italiani lo fanno così.  Cool
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(07-29-2015, 05:14 AM)stroppinglad Wrote:
(07-20-2015, 10:24 PM)ShaveTank Wrote: Well as always your mileage may vary. But it seems to be a custom especially in Italy.
Any barbershop in Italy I visit, about 90% of them would give the straight (if they do not use a shavette that is) a few strops in their palm.
Even the great straight razor artisan Mastro Livi does strop in his palm as a final stropping tool.

I am way to afraid to do it and I think it is much more of a custom, than needed. I strop on my normal leather strop and thats it and get excellent shaves. And apart from Italy I saw very very few barbers do it, none of the Turkish barbers I visited did it.

Probabilmente sono i pazzi italiani farlo così.  Cool

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