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I’m curious to know how many straight razor shavers out there find it necessary to strop possibly after the 2nd pass on a 3 pass shave. And if you do give the blade a few passes on the strop do you notice a big improvement during the 3rd pass?
I’m assuming a well honed blade but very coarse whiskers.
It seems to me when I strop a few passes before pass 3 it just kicks the blade up a notch. Anyone else notice this?

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(01-12-2019, 11:42 PM)sanookd Wrote: I’m curious to know how many straight razor shavers out there find it necessary to strop possibly after the 2nd pass on a 3 pass shave. And if you do give the blade a few passes on the strop do you notice a big improvement during the 3rd pass?
I’m assuming a well honed blade but very coarse whiskers.
It seems to me when I strop a few passes before pass 3 it just kicks the blade up a notch. Anyone else notice this?


Most definitely! I got it from Dr. Matt on YouTube. I called em out on it and he told me to try it, I did and loved it. I don’t do it all the time, just when I have a razor that has a few shaves on it or if I feel I need it.


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#3
I often do a quick stropping during a shave. Usually before the 3rd pass, it seems to clean up the cutting edge and make a slight improvement.

I do see more difference with some razors over others.

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I don't usually strop during a shave. If the razor is having problems with cutting my hair, then it needs to be honed. I'll stop using it and move to another razor.

However, there's no reason to not do it if you feel it will help. My only suggestion would be to make sure that the blade is clean and dry before taking it to the strop. Maybe try palm stropping instead. Only a few strokes should be necessary.
- Yohann


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