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Stropping- alternatives to Chromeglantz
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Stropping- alternatives to Chromeglantz
- From: john benson <jemiljan@WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
- Date: Mon, 27 Aug 1956 20:56:29 +0000
- Message-Id: <199902152302.PAA23024@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
- Organization: AT&T
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Recently I tried to order a tube of Chromeglantz from Bookmakers, which
is used to dress a strop. They said that they have had difficulty in getting it
from the manufacturer. Instead they have sent a paste called something
like Pflegepaste which according to the salesperson at Bookmaker's,
scratched a customer's knife blade. Too bad, Chromeglantz worked so well.
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!