Then, rock the blade forward until you can feel the tip make contact with the strop. Now, pull the chisel back. Lift and repeat for the next stroke.
After a dozen strokes or so, you’ll see the cutting edge of your tool is getting more polished. When it has a mirror finish, you can finish up by taking a couple of strokes on the back. Over time, if you feel like the strop isn’t cutting as well, simply rub on a little more compound. It really is as easy as it sounds.