Strop question...

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by UnklGus, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. UnklGus

    UnklGus Member

    Are there any alternatives to the traditional leather strop? I am looking to get a strop, however, until that day comes... is there something else that would accomplish the same thing?
  2. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    Folded Newspaper
    A pair of denim jeans either tight on the leg, or off with a flat board in the leg
    Your hand
    The back of a smooth leather belt (no stitches)

    These are get by in a pinch methods....:eek:
  3. superbleu

    superbleu Active Member

    some use old newspaper,
    I used a belt for half a week till I got a real strop. seemed to work ok, but you have to do a pretty severe x pattern stroke to strop the whole blade.
  4. ryrelav

    ryrelav New Member

    Every day something new.
  5. RocketMan

    RocketMan Member

    I know a guy who bought a slightly ripped small size leather jacket for 2 bucks at a second hand store, cut off a sleeve, stuffed a 2x4 board in it and voila! A fab bench strop. He is still using it after about a year and says he still has a spare!

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