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Beginner Strop Kit For Straight Razors: Leather Hanging Strop, and Abrasive Balsa Wood

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- 22" x 3.5" Vegetable Tanned Leather Strop with Sling handle.
- 6" X 3" Balsa Wood Chromium Oxide Treated Strop.

A complete kit for someone who's just getting into straight razor shaving.

The economical, yet very effective, vegetable tanned leather strop is a generous 3.5" in width, with beautiful brass hardware accents, and leather strapping that has been oil dyed by hand.

This 3.5" width eliminates the need for a stropping patter called the "X-Stroke," thus reducing the tendency to cut up your first strop.

The total strop length is approx 22", with the stropping surface totaling approx 15". These strops are hand cut, dyed and assembled from 4-6oz vegetable tanned leather. A perfect first strop, that with care, will last a very long time. Lengths are approximate due to the variable nature of leather sizing. Most often, the strops will be longer.

Touch up a slightly dulled straight razor with the treated balsa wood.

Over time, a shave ready straight razor will need to be stropped on a surface more abrasive than leather. A few passes of your razor on this treated balsa wood will help keep every shave smooth.

This balsa wood has been cut to 6" x 3" and evenly treated with a specially formulated mix of chromium oxide particles and oils. When you want to touch up your razor, just perform a few spine-leading passes with your razor on the green surface.

This kit is all a starting straight shaver needs to maintain a razor for many smooth shaves.

Beginner Strop Kit For Straight Razors: Leather Hanging Strop, and Abrasive Balsa Wood


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