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A few things, sorry if they have been discussed. There are many ways to sharpen. Find what works for you and your tools. I tried Paul’s method for about a year then changed to hollow grinding. I use oil stones and just never could get it it work. I did have someone show me how to hollow grind and this method works better for me. Yes, plain leather will work as a strop. I took a sharpening class and plain leather was recommended. If you put denatured alcohol on the end grain it plains easier and does not affect the wood or tools. Regardez a la maison de l’outil et de la pensée ouvrière. http://mopo3.com/fullscreen/accueil/ Bonne chance.