Chapter 0
Stropping the edge.
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Stropping the edge will remove any burrs and give a razor edge. Get a piece of wood as in the image and glue a piece of thick leather on it skin side out. Put some light oil on the strop leather and you are ready to strop. Strop the edge going from ground edge to flat stropping away from the edge until you can shave the hair on your arm. Repeat the whetting and stropping until you have success.