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Strop Recommendation

Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:51 pm

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?

Re: Strop Recommendation

Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:23 pm

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

Re: Strop Recommendation

Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:28 am

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.

Chris

Re: Strop Recommendation

Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:07 pm

http://www.japanesenaturalstones.com/kanayama-cordovan-strop-50000/

Re: Strop Recommendation

Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:12 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.

Re: Strop Recommendation

Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:37 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.

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Ken

Re: Strop Recommendation

Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:08 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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