Before crashing for the night, I decided to try something and man I am glad that I did. My mom has several pairs of scissors in the house which you can see below. Some looked rough under my magnifying device and some wasn't too bad, but they ALL struggled to even cut paper. So I decided to strop all of these scissors to see how much of an improvement there really was. It was epic. First I wiped them down and glassed them to see what was going on. Next I did 2 trips on the nylon at the same angle of the bevel on both sides of the scissors. Next I did 4 trips on the scrub leather using the same process followed by 8 trips on the smooth leather which also was done using the same angle of the bevel. After wiping them down again I glassed them and they looked much better than they did. The real shock came when I tested ALL of the scissors on a piece of a paper and it was effortless in terms of cutting the paper. Tomorrow I will think about stropping my kitchen knives. No real rush on those though:
I got so many kitchen knives to sharpen that it would take a while to do so and I would also have to wash them again. I may just do 2 of my kitchen knives that I use the most.