Dear Badger and Blade forum,
I have recently purchased a Thiers-Issard four sided strop and a tube of paste by the same manufacturer from Classic Shaving. I have four grades of leather to choose to smear Pate A onto - could anyone tell me what face I should use?
Assuming I use one for paste and another for clean stroping - what are the other two for?
The razor I'm attempting to sharpen is a Thiers-Issard Super Gnome 5/8 which has held it's sharpness for the last few weeks with normal stroping on a hanging leather and hasn't killed me.
Thanks in advance for any sterling advice.