Knife & Tool Sharpening — Leather Strop

Sharpening, Honing and Stropping

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Sharpening, Honing and Stropping
You may hear the words: “honing”, “stropping” or “sharpening” used almost interchangeably, but what is the difference between honing and sharpening?  What about honing and stropping?

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Leather Stropping in Knife Sharpening

Posted by Kristie French on

Leather Stropping in Knife Sharpening
But why is stropping an important part of knife sharpening? While stropping alone doesn’t sharpen, it does refine and complete a sharp edge.  Stropping is important for your blade for many reasons; it realigns the edge, burnishes, and abrades. 

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