This is the key to the failure of the $$$ products sold that are supposed to "sharpen" carts.
Originally Posted by incucrash
Remember, with a straight, you are stropping it with the edge and the spine on the strop... somewhere around 15-18 degrees.
You are shaving at 20-30 degrees... 30 or more with a DE.
A cart will be comparable to a DE.
The housing that contains the blades determines the angle of the shave. You can't change it... either shaving... or stropping.
How long would a straight last between honings if it were stropped at 25 degrees? We call that "rolling the edge"
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