Rubberized cork strop charged with Chromium Oxide compound for deburring knives finished over 2000. Excellent for finishing Japanese knives off of whetstones.
14" x 3" x 1/4”
Chromium Oxide is a progressive gradient sub micron to several micron blend Japanese made chromium oxide compound in a water based paste. This mix of chromium oxide has variety of abrasive particles formulated for the sole purpose of deburring steel.
Just aggressive enough to de-burr without aggressive abrading, the polishing action of this compound is enhanced with the smallest commercially available size. This has been our favorite paste for de-burring from fine Japanese stones in our busy sharpening service.
This cork strop is our shop favorite for deburring in tandem with a paste compound. It successfully de-burrs and enhances the finished polish; finely honing the work of the fine synthetic or natural stones. It is a very dense composite, approximately 15 to 20x more dense than a regular cork pushpin board.
Since this strop is made from rubberized cork, it can be cleaned with soap and water to remove compound or other kitchen debris. Lifespan of charge will vary depending on volume and intensity of work (estimated 40-60 stroppings). New compound should be reapplied once the bare cork reemerges on the majority of the strop.
When used with paste compounds, let the compound fully dry before stropping. A small amount should be spread thinly over the strop and cover most of the strop face; re-apply a smaller amount over spent abrasive, a little goes a long way!