Strope / Sharpening Question - Spyderco Sharpmaker Long time user of the Spyderco Sharpmaker and love it. Mostly only need to sharpen my SAK Trek (NS). Yesterday after doing my weekly sharpen I had an idea and ran with it which leads to the reason for this post. Using the "white" stone I positioned it in the front-hold that holds it out and up at an angle. Using that I began to strop it quite a few times. When it was said and done it wasn't sharp. I didn't find the edge damaged or anything and since I strop in the direction of the back facing the direction of the motion I don't see how it was dull. I know it was sharp before I did this so that wasn't it. Wait it gets better. So after finding this result I just proceeded with the Spyderco Sharpmaker steps again and not only it was back to sharpness I found it sharper than ever. So here is where I am confused. I understand the art of Stropping it nothing more than than to fine tune those edge folds, dents, what have you (pretty much stuff you can't see). I know I did it in the proper direction of the blade what I can't figure out the life of me is how could that have dulled it. SIDE NOTE NOT RELATED TO THE QUESTION: I found while sharpening it I would get caught on some sticky goop on the blade. So I cleaned it with a SOS Brillo Pad this time instead of a sponge. Not only did it clean the blade, but it literally is almost like knew. Has that shine when I first took it out.