Handmade Shell Cordovan Straight Razor Strop
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An often neglected piece of every wetshaver's kit is the straight razor strop, and it is time to upgrade. This beautiful heirloom quality strop features a full 3" of stropping surface so you don't have to worry about making "X strokes", and is made from Italian Shell Cordovan. The second surface is a really nice natural flax linen webbing from England that helps you clean and prepare your straight razor for stropping. Each of these pieces measure 18" long and come fastened to handmade leather handles in an elegant black English Bridle handle. The handles are assembled using the traditional saddle stitch and the edges are beveled and slicked smooth to feel great in the hand.
Both the leather and the linen material are fitted with solid brass hardware with a incredibly strong black PVD coating that is highly scratch resistant, and the entire strop can be fully disassembled. If you happen to damage your strop you will then have the option to remove the screws and replace the leather material or change out the linen.
What is Shell Cordovan and why use it for strops? Shell Cordovan is a product of the equine industry and is exceptionally desirable due to the characteristics of the leather, which is why you often see it on very expensive dress shoes. The leather is smooth and glassy which makes for a lightning fast draw due to it's dense grain structure, and it is believed by many to be the best stropping surface in the world. Shell Cordovan is a very difficult type of leather for a tannery to make, and it often takes 6 months or more for a batch to be created. Furthermore, only two relatively small shells are produced from the rump of each animal, which increases the price and desirability of the material.
If you are looking for an heirloom quality razor strop at a great price, then look no further.