New Strop Day

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by basil, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    This has been a long time in the making. Beyond happy is an understatement.
    Without further ado I present the Kanayama 80k!


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    Really happy with this strop and it’s leather is just so nice and smooth. I ended up switching the suede so that it was hanging on it’s own and put the canvas behind the leather.


    Took it for a test drive and I’m ver please. Happy to have this great item in my den.
     
  2. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Very nice! Congratulations.
     
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  3. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Beautiful, congratulations!
     
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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    That is a beautiful strop. Enjoy!
     
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  5. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone. Been in my want to buy list for ages.

    Noticed there was a sale at one of the vendors and convinced my wife that I could use an early 35th birthday present lol.
     
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  6. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Wow. Nice!

    Now for the math......
    I'm a little older, but for numbers sake let's say I'm 60.......

    60-35=25

    So if the Lovely Mrs Headroom is 25 birthday strops behind.....

    I should be able get..... :signs002:
     
  7. Jamie Mahoney

    Jamie Mahoney Well-Known Member

    Very nice, I've owned two Kanayama 80K great strops, love the suede surface before you hit the leather, never liked the cotton surface, even after it's been softened using conditioner.
     
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  8. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    A Ferrari? Lol
     
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  9. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    Yes the fabric is a little stiff. I don’t mind it actually, my previous fabric was a polyweb from SRD so I’m used to rough jarring strops lol. I agree with you though the suede is just amazing. It feels like stroping on velvet.
     
  10. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    25 Ferrari(s)
    How I wish my power of persuasion were that good.
     
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  11. basil

    basil Well-Known Member

    Haha. Well it took me 10 years to wear her down enough to let me buy the kanayama. Maybe in another 20 you’ll get that Ferrari? Lol
     
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  12. CastleShave

    CastleShave Well-Known Member

    I quite agree, I’ll only use the cotton on full or near wedges and only during honing sessions as it is far too aggressive.


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