A leather strop is used to straighten and maintain the edge of a straight razor, knife, and other similar edged tools. Stropping also lightly polishes the blade.

I had been wanting to make a leather strop for some time now, especially as I had grown up using one for my knives, albeit a very basic example. So when a good friend of mine asked me to design and make him a leather strop for his straight razor, I jumped at the chance!

My friend has a background in history and has been a successful historical reenactment teacher. He is also originally from Poland. Loosely taking inspiration from historical Polish swords and there handles, I themed the leather strop to resemble a sword!

I have worked with leather from time to time over the years, nothing all that serious (I'll leave that to the experts!), but it was fun revisiting a few techniques I have learned. This time around though, I decided to make my own leather wooden burnisher to lightly burnish the edges of the strop.

In an age where built in obsolescence is still prevalent, a straight razor and leather strop are a great alternative to the throwaways!

Item Details

Item ID: LS01A2015
Dimensions: L: 600mms W: 60mms H: 0mms
Materials: Leather, Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Wood, Carnelian
In-Stock: In-stock
Designed: 2015

Price: $200




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