#21

Member
Nashville, TN
You can always use a butter knife or something similar that won't cut you to try different approaches.

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#22
That's a good idea. :-)
#23

Member
New Mexico USA
Definitely 3 inch strop in order to avoid x strokes at all cost


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#24

Master Saponifier
Arizona
I like the small size of the 2.5 x 8 inch "bench" strop I'm using at the moment. But I'd say 3" is better than 2.5", but obviously 2.5" is perfectly fine.
#25
2 1/2 for hanging but I usually use a board strop and I prefer 3 inches. I also have a 3.5 inch Loom strop which I love.
#26
I prefer 3 or 3.5

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#27

Living on the edge
(01-30-2018, 04:30 AM)celestino Wrote: 3-inch strops as they eliminate the need to do the x-strokes, which isn't a difficult thing to do, but it is just another thing to simplify the stropping process. Shy

Im but a novice...but from what I've read...if your razor has a slightly smiling blade, you may need to do X strokes anyway, regardless
of strop or hone width...true?
#28
(11-04-2019, 08:13 AM)Tester28 Wrote:
(01-30-2018, 04:30 AM)celestino Wrote: 3-inch strops as they eliminate the need to do the x-strokes, which isn't a difficult thing to do, but it is just another thing to simplify the stropping process. Shy

Im but a novice...but from what I've read...if your razor has a slightly smiling blade, you may need to do X strokes anyway, regardless
of strop or hone width...true?


I have been told the opposite. That there’s enough flex in the leather to adequately hit all parts of the shaving edge on a strop.
#29
No doubt...3 to 3+ inches...all the way!

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Matt
#30

Member
Texas
I have a 2 1/2 TM strop that works just fine.


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