Back to the top?
I thought this post should be bumped back up to the top.
Back to the top?
Up to the top again!
For someone who has very little success at stroppin, and still don't. I'll reread this seversal times and see if it sinks in, bbbut by all means back to the top!
Up to the top again - for the stropping threads that are popping up!
Thats a great illustration with the string . It really helped understand what I was doing wrong,
But I mainly use a power strop. I usually turn the edge into the belt until I hear the edge to just start to bite the belt and then back off. I know I have the perfect angle then and it polishes up the edge to the nth degree and that is when my knives are at their ultimate sharpness.
Last edited by Incahiker; 10-25-2010 at 10:18 AM.
BTW, I couldn't help but notice the '(all my edges are convex)', attributed to me in the quoted text in your post. That wasn't part of my statement in post #5 of this thread. I don't have anything against convex edges, but I'm wondering why it's 'inserted' there in the 'quoted' text of your post? I don't mind being quoted, so long as the quotes are actually mine .
I'm not implying any deliberate harm done here, just wondering if it might've worked it's way in there accidentally? I'm assuming it was meant for describing your edges in your reply?
Bump to the top again....this explains so much with pictures. I've read way too many long posts on stropping and this pretty much covers it.
It keeps from explaining the whole deal over and over again. Some questions make me think the OP's shouldn't be allowed to carry a knife.
e.g. "What's the best knife for under $200?" and other gems.
I can spend between $2 and $1000 for a knife. Should I get a folder or a fixed blade. Custom or production. HELP!
Great original post. I think this ought to become a sticky.
Back up to the top. All newbie stroppers need to see the OP in this thread.
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