English Bridle Strop - Cognac
Item # 38657
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Handcrafted in the USA with the highest quality English Bridle leather from Hermann Oak Leather Tannery. This strop is modular since it is assembled with solid brass Chicago screws that allow for easy disassembly to replace worn leather or canvas pieces. The leather stropping area measures 2.5 inches by 18 inches and is matched with 100% cotton-linen canvas strop for removing moisture post shave.
English Bridle leather comes from cowhide and has gained much popularity in the razor community lately. The tanning process involves pure vegetable tanning ingredients which yields a very firm and smooth leather. The grain pattern on English Bridle is broad and large so selecting flat sections to cut strops out of is crucial. When used in Strops, English Bridle provides a fair amount of draw- valuable feedback when perfecting your stropping technique. Care for with a cotton cloth and neatsfoot oil semi-annually.
Stropping– the process of “aligning” the extremely fine cutting edge of a straight razor before and after shaving. Since human facial hair is about as tough as copper wire of the same diameter, the cutting edge can be “sharp” but not comfortable to use. Stropping is similar to running a kitchen knife along the steel in your knife block before usage. This is how a blade is maintained.