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Stropping in the right direction

Prevent a broken strop!

Before starting with stropping, it is important to know which direction to strop in. Otherwise you risk having two strops instead of one very soon.

Unlike sharpening, you move your knife in the direction of the back of the knife. In this way, the focus is on removing the imperfections of the cut and avoiding the risk of cutting your strop in half at the same time. Because that would be a waste. This applies to stropping belts, straps and stropping paddles.

How should you do it?