What's a strop, you ask? It's a necessity when you are using a straight razor. After the razor has been honed - or sharpened for maintenance - (note: you can purchase a honehere) the strop is used to straighten and polish the blade, and should be used before every shave.
This versatile German strop is made of premium cowhide leather, with the reverse side of high quality tightly woven linen. One end has a stainless steel hanging ring, and the other a stainless hand grip ring.
The strop should be used with strop dressing(or grease), which is worked into the leather side of the strop by hand. Draw the straight razor in the direction of what is called the blade's spine, several times from the top downwards. Then turn the blade around and do the same on the other side. NEVER draw the blade in the direction of the sharp side because this will ruin your straight razor. The blade should not be washed after stropping - only after shaving.
Made in Germany by Merkur of Solingen, which has been manufacturing exceptional shaving products for decades. We have seen their facilities and are impressed with their commitment to providing the highest quality shaving products.
Length: 30.5 cm / 12"
Width (leather only): 4.4 cm / 1.75"
Total length: 45.7 cm / 18"
Materials: Strop made of premium cowhide leather, reverse side made of tightly woven linen; stainless steel hanging ring and hand grip ring.
Country of Manufacture: Germany.
Health and Environment: BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free and lead-free. Leather compostable (long term). Rings recycleable.
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