Beginner's Practice Leather & Cotton Strop
One of the great challenges of learning to use and maintain a straight razor habit is learning how to properly strop your razor's edge to bring it back into shave-ready shape. Getting your stropping technique down can get ugly, resulting in nicks and gouges in your newly purchased strop - something that hurts not only your pride, but your wallet if you've invested $50, $60, $70 or more in a premium strop. Now with our Beginner's strop, you can refine your stropping technique without fear of destroying a more expensive piece of leather. The Details: Two-piece strop with one piece of cow-hide leather and one piece of woven cotton. Strop measure 2" across and has an overall length of 20", with 10" of usable stropping length. Strop has leather handles and a steel swivel clasp. It's hard putting lipstick on a pig. This strop isn't big, it isn't fancy, and it's, frankly, cheap (that's the point). But the bottomline is, when it comes to bringing your razor's edge back into shaving form, even a cheap strop like this will get the job done.