Green Coarse Stropping Paste in a Tube
The Green Paste from Herold - Solingen is their coarse grit stropping paste. With abrasive particles of about 6 microns in size, it is coarser than the Red Paste. It is great for bringing a slightly dull edge back to sharpness. Follow the Green Paste with the Red Paste and then stropping on plain leather to finish the job. Or, if you have the HS501 Red/Black Stick Paste Pack, use the Red Paste followed by the Black Paste and then plain leather for the smoothest of transitions.
Make Dedicated Grit Strops
Like the stick and tube pastes, the Green Paste is perfect for use with strops like the HS152RI to make dedicated grit strops. Apply to the leather and spread evenly to create an ideal coarse stropping surface.
Q. Do I need to use a Stropping Paste on my strop?
A. Not necessarily. Day to day maintenance stropping is typically done on plain leather or linen. You may apply a treatment paste like the Yellow Leather Treatment Strop Paste or the White Linen Treatment Strop Paste to these to maintain them in best condition. Abrasive pastes like the Green, Red or Black, however, are used less frequently than plain leather to bring edges back to a high state of sharpness when they begin to dull.