Monday, 30 January 2012

Knife Strop

One of the least used items of sharpening equipment i see people talk about is the lowly strop, many people i know, will take their prize and joy to water, oil or diamond stones when it becomes a tad dull and doesn't bite into the wood quite as well as it should, when in fact all they need to do is give the cutting edge a few swipes against a decent strop to bring the edge back to a decent level of sharpness.

1 comment:

  1. I've got a tiny diamond hone that I use instead of a strop, but I remember my granddad's old razor hone hanging in the old milkhouse which had been turned into a bath-house when I was a kid. If it would work for a razor, it would certainly work for a knife.