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George Bridgeman

I always get a thick black layer on the strop after using the Flexcut Gold stuff but, as Gary mentions, I keep using it until it takes far longer to get a good polish. I’ve watched Pauls sharpening videos on YouTube (again) and he seems to have the same black layer on his strop.

I also noticed that Paul’s stone sequence goes course -> fine -> super fine. Is that better than going medium -> fine -> super fine? I know the course stone settles down and loses a lot of it’s cutting ability after a few sharpenings so maybe that’s why he uses that sequence?


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