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  1. #1
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    Cardboard stropping

    I got my Izzy shaving sharp with my stone. Then I figured I'd try out the cardboard stropping. I stropped the shit out of it and got the edge extremely polished and shiny. However, it dulled the blade. It wont shave hair now. I can use my stone and get it sharp again, but I like the polished edge. What am I doing wrong people?

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    edge roll over? wrong pressure when stropping is my guess.
    a shiny edge doesnt mean its sharp :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by swedishgrunt View Post
    edge roll over? wrong pressure when stropping is my guess.
    a shiny edge doesnt mean its sharp :P
    Yeah but a shiny edge is sexy =) I did it again at a lower angle and now it's shiny and sharp as shit. So I figured it out.

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    Sounds like you may have rolled it - cardboard stropping is pretty useful - especially when you're already cutting boxes!
    Dustin Tarditi
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    yup - too high an angle -- keep about the same angle stropping as you do sharpening or you can round over the edge.
    Erik
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    a) I heal really quick.
    b) I learn even faster where pain and/or blood is involved...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bcamos View Post
    Yeah but a shiny edge is sexy =) I did it again at a lower angle and now it's shiny and sharp as shit. So I figured it out.


    correct angle + correct pressure = sharp as shit
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