X-Stroke Stroping pattern

Sxot

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So everywhere I see this x-stroke to get full coverage on the blade with a strop thinner than the blade.

Am I missing something or is this needlessly complex. What is wrong with a simple diagonal down and back? Starting at the top left, move down and to the right. Roll over and from where you stopped (bottom right) come back to the top left.

Isn't that the same thing and removes the need to move the blade during the roll over? If the goal is even wear on the strop. Switch it around each day.
 

Nonick

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You speak truth soxy old chap

I do ten strokes one diagonal, ten strokes the other. It's worked well for the last two years. Never got the hang of x stroke
 

Dale.Whiley

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You speak truth soxy old chap

I do ten strokes one diagonal, ten strokes the other. It's worked well for the last two years. Never got the hang of x stroke
X-strokes - blah!!! I was far too unco. Did the normal back and forth on one half the blade followed by back and forth on the other end of the blade.
 

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Buy a wider strop (3 inches). [emoji6]
 

Sxot

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X-strokes - blah!!! I was far too unco. Did the normal back and forth on one half the blade followed by back and forth on the other end of the blade.
That would also work and arguably less effort than my idea. I'm trying to work out why 3" strops are only a new invention.
 
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