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Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:51 am
I am hoping some of you straight razor users can recommend a good strop that won't break the bank. I have been using a straight for about a year with good results and have been stropping on a vintage piece of leather with various nics and tears in it, and a paddle strop with CO.
I cannot help but to think my shaves may be even better if I had an appropriate strop.
What are you using for your straights, and would you recommend it?
Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:23 am
Love my Roo strop from SRD not much drag but gives me perfect result everytime, the nylon side works good to.. - is the thickness of the Rooskin its very thin. http://www.straightrazordesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=36&products_id=1435
or topnotch but also a high price.http://www.strop-shop.co.uk/25-shell-cordovan--cotton-straight-razor-strop-116-p.asp
Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:28 pm
I use the 3 1/4 in OVB from star shaving. I like the feel and love the width
Not very expensive either. I'd like to try roo someday as well.
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:07 am
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:12 pm
This is the one I have . http://www.classicshaving.com/american- ... rings.html
It's nice but if I were to buy another I'd get the roo one Magnus linked to above . That's a pretty decent price for that.
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:37 am
I also prefer nanocloth and 'roo strops. I find the bench strops more versatile for both knives and razors. Available on CKTG in sizes from 3x11 to 1x6" in size. I keep a 1x6" roo strop for touchups in my medicine cabinet with some 0.025 micron poly and use it right before shaving while the water is heating up.
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:08 am
I have a Tony Miller Steer hide. It is a no frills model. Leather and linen, no d-rings or handle. It works for my razors. It was inexpensive but looked a lot better than the whipped dog poor man's strop I learned on.
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