To keep things simple in my mind, sometime I am guilty of over-simplified. After spent a bit of time looked at these SEM pics. One can agree that burnishes occurred either during sharpening and or stropping. If a medium/steel capable of having stable stretched & elongated & (idk but plausible) displacement volume, then this behavior COULD taken place at nano stropping level. unless the medium consists of discrete grain/block where impact from stropping never exceeded yield strength. Let's call this extrapolated deduction
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Re: Functional Difference in Strop Media
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