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Straight Razor Designs – Straight Razor Designs 3″ Red Latigo Strop with Leather Handle

88,00 (excl. VAT 73,33)

These strops are superb and the quality is unrivaled.

Dimensions: Stropping Area 17 inches by 3 inches. Overall Length 28 inches

Only 1 left in stock

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We are proud to introduce Straight Razor Designs line of leather straight razor strops. These beautiful 3 inch hand crafted red Latigo strops have been made to their strict specifications by highly skilled Amish Craftsmen. Each piece of leather has been selected from premium hides to ensure the best stropping experience available.
In addition, each strop has a specially selected second strop made of a fabric webbing that resembles the feel that the old vintage strops had. It is also excellent for those who like to use pastes on their fabric strops.

How do you strop a straight razor?

First, it is important to clarify that stropping is not the same as sharpening, which is called “honing” and is done using a wetstone. Before using a straight razor, it must be sharpened to be shave ready and then be honed every few months. Stropping is done before every shave to align the edge of the blade so that the steel is pointing in the same direction and you have a straight, clean edge. To strop a razor, you move the straight razor’s edge forward and back against a razor strop. Simply attach one end of the strop to an immovable object, like a towel bar or bedpost, and pull the other end taut. Using light pressure, run the blade horizontally (spine first) up the leather surface with the blade flat against the leather. At the end of the stroke, flip the blade over and run the blade horizontally back down the strop. It is recommended to do this about 40-60 times.

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