Speaking of black… I loaded green onto one strop…seemed to work fine. Black, on the other hand, not so fine. It seems instead of ‘loading’, it just sanded off the rough part of the leather. The strop doesn’t look black at all and is smoother than a baby’s butt. What happened? Compound not hot enough? What to do with the strop at this point?
I also looked at knife sharpening websites with the same results. Some of the results for ‘black strop compound’ either do not give the type of compound or not the grit. I did see one that said it was aluminum oxide vs chromium oxide. I don’t know if it makes any difference. Do you? Another admitted its grit was 7 (or 8) microns, which is quite a bit larger than what was recommended in the course. I wish all of the recommended ‘product’ links in the course were updated.