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    Knife stropping

    Just got a piece of leather to glue to some ply for a stropping paddle. I have no idea what I am up to.

    What side do you strop on? Smooth or rough?

    Once I make a paddle what's to stop me using it for disciplinary activities around the house?

    What compound should I be buying and from where?

    Cheers

    PS I currently use a jap wet stone to great effect but want to go to the next level

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    Smooth side up, I use autosol metal polish from Repco.

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    Jewellers rouge (or Autosol)
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    I use autosol plus some compound @nick-d gave me... You're welcome to some .... Bloody good stuff..

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    I presume the discipline is for the wife?? If so, go for it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggun708 View Post
    I presume the discipline is for the wife?? If so, go for it...
    Yes, she is very naughty
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    Cheers team

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Yes, she is very naughty
    And make sure you use the rough side

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    Strop it like it's hot
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    Ha ha!! The guy I bought the leather off called bullshit on me saying I have never had a strop before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggun708 View Post
    I use autosol plus some compound @nick-d gave me... You're welcome to some .... Bloody good stuff..
    Yeah the green compound is perfect for a user knife IMO. Will make it hair popping but keep enough of a toothy edge that it will perform for camps tasks well.

    I go extra fine dmt then strop.

    Coming to the bop meet @Gibo? Welcome to lop a piece of my block they last ages
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    What are the pro's of stropping? does it really make any serious difference? for a touch up I go with less than 5 minutes on a 3 stone lansky plus a lick on a steel good to go fillet a bin full of cod or bone out a couple of deer, life is short would stropping change my life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick-D View Post
    Yeah the green compound is perfect for a user knife IMO. Will make it hair popping but keep enough of a toothy edge that it will perform for camps tasks well.

    I go extra fine dmt then strop.

    Coming to the bop meet @Gibo? Welcome to lop a piece of my block they last ages
    Yeah il be there mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Ha ha!! The guy I bought the leather off called bullshit on me saying I have never had a strop before
    I don't believe you haven't either Gibo. It was another term for wanking when I was a kid. Maybe that is what he meant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    I don't believe you haven't either Gibo. It was another term for wanking when I was a kid. Maybe that is what he meant.
    Yeah im sure it was too

 

 

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