Friday, 25 March 2011

Mirror Finish

I was just sorting through some old videos and came across this video i made ages and ages ago showing the mirror edge i achieved on a Frosts Carbon Clipper, video shows the bevel on the knife before and after stropping.


6 comments:

  1. For years, my granddad's old razor strop hung by the mirror in the milkhouse-turned-washhouse. It tells a story that folks wouldn't THINK of shaving with an un-stropped razor!

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  2. Although i cant remember my grandparents using a cut throat razor, we do have my grandfathers razors and to this day they are hellishly sharp,so im assuming he had a strop for them somewhere, it's long gone now though

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  3. Nice work! Was that on your leather or fungus strop? Do you use a compound at all?

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  4. Cheers Paul, that was done a regular leather strop with the addition of some Flexcut Gold

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  5. Hi Kepis,

    What is the benifit of using an inflexible strop instead of a belt which moves as you use it. (hope that makes sense)

    Andy

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  6. I much prefer a flexible strop to the fixed ones, i guess it's because a flexible strop will "hug" the blade contour and give the edge a slight convex finish making it a little more resilient, in my experience i have found that using a flexible strop is easier than a fixed one and to my mind i seem to get an edge that stays sharp for longer than i do if i use a fixed strop, looking at the old barbers strops as well, a lot of those were flexible, must be something toit, that and a flexible strop takes up less space to store ;-, i only use a fixed (glued to a lump of wood) strop for my chisels, carving gouges and plane irons

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