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William Duffield
I go from an extra fine diamond "stone" to the 0.3 chrome on horsebutt, glued down to a piece of plywood, and pull the bevel across it about 6 times. Usually, I also lay the back of the blade flat on the strop and pull it across a couple of times. Sometimes, when sharpeninig a blade that requires a slip stone, I go directly from a translucent Arkansas stone to the chrome strop.

I never set up any experiments. I don't even have a microscope to analyze scratch patterns or count carbide chipouts. Someone had recommended chrome on this forum a few years ago, and after I figured out that Crayola has replaced the chrome in their green crayons with some sort of dye, the green powder in the above link is what I found. It just seemed to make sense to mix it with mineral oil before wiping it on the strop. I tried it for a while and was satisfied with the results, so I didn't search any further. I was never expecting anyone to ask me to publish a peer reviewed scientific paper on my results. ;^) I just wanted to get back to work with sharp tools.

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Is chromium oxide honing compound still relevant
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Visually similar *LINK*
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That is what I am going to experiment with
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Appearance...
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to repeat the question....
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Wiley you nailed it, I think
Diminishing returns
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Green and white vs. white
Historical methods
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Extrapolation of scenarios
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I hope brian doesn't show up...
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Enlighten me
No clue about historical..
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A minerology lesson
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I stand corrected
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The emphasis on speed...
What do I have?
Something called the ‘Koch System’
Historical yet again
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The wax thing...
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Two questions remain
My opinion..
Marketing with the compounds...
G-456--not that it's practical
Or not...illegal to ship?
polishing stainless
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