www.youtube.com/user/mokujingris1?feature=mhum Thomas from Denmark
Well you do remove burs if there are any there, so yes you do remove metal but only minute amounts, stropping is basically a continuation of the honing process and it does polish the edge. Also after shaving the fine edge of a razor can get rolled over just a bit and the strop straightens the edge out.
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This article does a good job explaining what's going on at the edge of the razor with stropping.
I like your videos... I saw the uber-lathering one as well.
Just started learning about straights, your video was well done and answered many questions but one, what constitutes one stroke; a pass on one side of the razor or one pass on both sides (up & down), otherwise it was easy to follow, Thank you.
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Thanks for the informative video...yes you did answer question more than unanswerd...good job
Thanks for the video.....as someone new to this art, your video was helpful....
Your video will be a great help. I'm a newbie and just received my strop yesterday. Thanks.
Very helpful video & thread, thank you Thomas for the video and Luc for the sticky!
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no video to view..tried different ways even searching on youtube.com..nope
Thanks Thomas. As always a very good video.
watched your video on the Schwarzweisskeramik scuttle and this helped alot when looking for a scuttle.
Quick note of much thanks. New to the way of the straight and I have much to learn. You have an excellent way of explaining, and are much appreciated.
I've been watching your vids since I started straight shaving& I always learn a lot when I watch...Thanks for your efforts!!