This Skerper stropping compound is perfect when you are looking to polish the edges of your knives. Combined with a stropping paddle or shaving belt you will have a powerful tool in hands to turn a blunt knife into a razor-sharp one. The Skerper Stropping Compound comes in different grain sizes. From very coarse to very fine.
Skerper Stropping Compound Grain sizes
- Grey: coarse (approximately grain 3000)
- Green: medium (approximately grain 5000)
- Red: fine (approximately grain 7000)
- Black: ultra-fine (approximately grain 10.000
Please note: the abovementioned grain sizes are estimates based on our experiences. They give you an indication which grain size you use during a specific part of your sharpening process.
How do you apply a stropping compound
Before use you need to heat up the strop. You can do so by holding it over a gas flame, or heat it with a blow dryer or paint stripper. Do, however, be careful that you don’t burn the strop or yourself! You should also heat up the compound after which you can spread it out over the compound. Especially when you use the grey (coarse) compound, properly preheating is a must.
With these stropping compounds we recommend the Skerper Viking Stropping Paddle.
Want to learn more about stropping, using different compounds and maintenance? If you do, check out our article about it.