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    Supplier of Roo leather found.
    In recent days I have been speaking with an Ebay seller of Kangaroo Hide pieces. His name is Geoff and his ebay business name is outthere09.
    This all came about as I was looking for a replacement strop piece for my Retractable Strop. Geoff took the time to find out what I needed and a few days later he came back to me and said he can definitely supply what I want.
    He can cut most items to order from strops, to wallet inserts, to almost full hides.
    For anybody looking for a decent ebay seller of Roo hides, I believe you cant go past this one without at least stopping in to have a look.

    Now just waiting for delivery of the leather strop replacement.
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    I've only stropped on Roo once. Tried out a friend's Roo strop. Very thin, flexible and slick. Kind of like horse but maybe even slicker. Do you use Roo because it is easily available in your neck of the woods, or do you just like it better than horse or bovine ?
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    Jimmy, the roo leather is not only flexible but incredibly strong. You can buy shoe laces made of it. Because it is so flexible it seems to conform to the edge of the blade. Unlike my old koken strops, you can use more pressure. The ultimate strop IMHO, would recommend to anyone, especially someone starting out.
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    I have it on a 3" SRD strop, and it is my favorite too. I like the feedback on most razors. It seems to have draw without feeling sticky/draggy.
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    He supplied the leather for my first strop which is still going strong. It was a bit scarred so required some sanding.
    I have also bought more for a paddle strop, there was enough to send some to rolodave, however despite telling him what I needed it for it still required a fair bit of sanding. I don't know whether Dave ever finished his or whether he gave up.
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    I am using the Roo hide as it is being used to replace an old piece of leather in a vintage retractable strop.
    To work as intended, it needs to be thin in order to retract in and out, and also needs the flexibility and strength to hold it's shape.
    These properties are quite unique to Roo hide strops.

    I also have a couple of cow hide strops and a vintage Horse hide strop.
    For various reasons, none of these would be right for what I am doing on this project.

    There are a couple of links below to show what i am working on.

    Retractable Strop I am working on

    Replace leather in Retractable razor strop
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyBeeroun222 View Post
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    I am using the Roo hide as it is being used to replace an old piece of leather in a vintage retractable strop.
    To work as intended, it needs to be thin in order to retract in and out, and also needs the flexibility and strength to hold it's shape.
    These properties are quite unique to Roo hide strops.

    I also have a couple of cow hide strops and a vintage Horse hide strop.
    For various reasons, none of these would be right for what I am doing on this project.

    There are a couple of links below to show what i am working on.

    Retractable Strop I am working on

    Replace leather in Retractable razor strop
    Cool ! Look forward to seeing pix of the finished project.
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    Yes Geoff is great to deal with I have bought several pieces of strop leather from him on a couple of occasions and the leather works great

    here was my post using his leather also it is super flexable and rolls up tight and back out with out a problem
    I think it should work well in the retractable

    DIY roo travel strop - my take
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