Palm stropping, the barbers secret weapon

What if I told you that your skin is a better straight razor strop than the most expensive leather you can buy?

While it seems like an obscure method, the softness of skin provides the ultimate finishing strop before a shave. It is a long lost skill that was well known by the best barbers of times past.

The effect is slight but impactful. For this reason, it is best to palm strop and shave test the edge before anything else. If it is still not to your liking, then move to the leather strop which is more aggressive. Many times, a quick palm strop is all you need to do before and after a shave.

Definitely give it a try, but be careful!!! If you try it, use very little pressure and go slow. We are dealing with some seriously sharp tools here. ??

Check out the video below to see how it’s done!

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