Hi Everyone, Thought I would share my step by step instructions on creating my very own kangaroo strop. I purchased the kangaroo hide, Chicago screw, dee rings, snap clip, extra leather and dye from Tandy Leathers. The contact cement was from Lowes. Picture of the kangaroo hide with a tape measure. This hide was a tad more than 5 square feet. Measuring and marking for maximum yield. Clamped the leather down on a temporary work bench with straight edge. I just used a regular razor blade to do the cut. I pushed down hard and against the straight edge for a clean cut. Hard to tell, but to the left of the dee ring is a short piece of leather belt blank that was dyed black and cut to the same width of the strop. This was contact cemented to the strop. The dee ring was cut with a hack saw and then it was bent just enough so that the clip could slide into it and then it was bent back to shape. I also added a few wraps of electrical tape so that the cut edge wouldn't touch the strop. Close up picture of the finished product. Well you might wonder what the rest of the hide is going to be used for huh?? Well, I'm into sharpening knives too, so I made a bunch of pasted strops to some left over bamboo flooring that I had. Picture of the full length of the bamboo flooring. Its very straight and flat and even has a glued cork backing. Got this from Costco. Cut to length and width and also sanded to roughen up the top so that the contact cement has something to stick to. Pieces laid out to minimize waste. The area closest to the bottom will be saved for my next two straight razor strops for the future. Picture of the finished pasted strops. The left one has some rouge on it and the one of the right is just the plain leather. Both of them work well to polish an already sharp knife to super sharpness. Instead of using copier paper for a cut test(copier paper is thick and any knife of reasonable sharpness can cut) I use magazine pages instead as it takes a very nice edge to cut. A very sharp knife will cut the page lengthwise. Only a super sharp knife will cut the page width wise. Another test is to take the magazine page and make a U shape. A very sharp knife will be able to cut the the U without skipping. Hope this step by step tutorial helps anyone thinking about making their own strop.