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Re: Stropping- alternatives to Chromeglantz
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- Subject: Re: Stropping- alternatives to Chromeglantz
- From: Erin Moore <ecmoore@UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU>
- Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999 10:55:12 -0500
- Message-Id: <199902181542.HAA15458@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
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For several years now I have used 220 grit carborundum powder on my strop. I get it
quite wet and work in a layer of the powder. I usually just sharpen a knife that
needs a lot of attention to work in the carborundum. One application lasts for
months. I get mine from friends who do lithography, it is used in grinding down
stones for printing.
> I should think that there could be a reasonable substitute. Does anyone
> have any suggestions? I remember a knife shop in Boston (which I now
> forget the name) sold a type of stropping compound that was used for the
> old style "cut throat" razor strop. I thinkit had pumice in it- which may
> well have been the same ingredient in Chromeglantz. I have tried some
> types of polishes, rouge etc, but it's not the same.
> Any suggestions are welcome!
> Jake Benson