Flexcut Hook Strop
Flexcut Hook Strop is used to polish the INSIDE edge of any hook knife. The inside edge of a hook knife needs to be polished regularly to keep it razor sharp. The Hook Strop is also used to remove the wire edge that forms after sharpening with a Hook Hone.
For razor sharp tools in an fast and easy way, try the 8 x 2 leather Flexcut Knife Strop. The edge of the tools are composed of two surfaces that join at the cutting edge. Stropping removes the bur and polishes the edges. A polished edge glides through the wood much easier. You can use the knife strop periodically as you cut.
Having a shiny blade may look impressive, but the Flexcut Gold Polishing Compound improves the blades cutting ability. Polishing reduces friction resulting from a surface that has honing scratches. The Flexcut Gold Polishing Compound removes any traces of a wire edge that was not taken away by the sharpening stone. Flexcut has a special blend of aluminum and titanium oxide to remove hardened steel. The Flexcut Gold Polishing Compound was designed to maintain a sharp edge and formulated to apply like a crayon.
Strop after sharpening to remove the wire edge burrs, or for the inside radius of different knives when reshaping is needed. To start stropping apply a small amount of polishing compound to the strop. Hold the tool at a constant 15° angle, apply pressure, and pull the tool across the strop away from the cutting edge. Like any technique practice makes perfect as you work to maintain a razor sharp edge. Not only will they improve your quality of work, they also make carving more enjoyable.