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Re: Stropping- alternatives to Chromeglantz

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

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