What does the leather belt do.....?

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    What does the leather belt do.....?

    Forgive my ignorance....what does the leather do? De bur(sp) after sharpening? Thanks in advance.......and can you use an old leather belt...?
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    If you're talking about using a leather belt or strop to sharpen a knife:

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    Here's a short note about using leather to get a knife edge...


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    Using leather to sharpen a knife, more commonly called "stropping," is a method that will allow a knife to take on a razor-sharp edge. Stropping is normally used on straight razors to attain an edge that can be used for shaving. The leather polishes the blade's edge and removes microscopic burrs or defects on the edge. In order for stropping to be effective, the knife should have been previously sharpened to a fine edge.
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    Stropping makes a real difference. Thats why barbers who still do shaves have a big leather strop on their chairs. My friend is a Knife sharpening wizard. The last thing he does is run it across a piece of boot leather. Split an arm hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hudsonvalley View Post
    Forgive my ignorance....what does the leather do?

    Ah - keep your pants from falling down around your ankles.....

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    For most Texans it where you put your favorite belt Buckle and Wear it.

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