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Posted on Is a Strop even necessary?

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#1 posted 12-19-2018 02:13 PM

Stropping is also known as honing and means you are aligning the edge without removing metal. Sharpening something requires you to remove metal to produce the edge. As far as you 16K grit stone goes, it’s actually honing the blade, not sharpening. So yes, going down to a 12K equivalent grit means you’re getting worse not better.


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