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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    You could pry the leather out and use it as a template to cut a new piece and glue it in.
    Could be that old strop you accidentally cut a while back will donate?

    IMO, the hone side is pretty useless.
    No other way to strop them other than in the box, AFAIK.
    Tom, I think leather from a regular strop is too thick. They are quite thin.
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    Good advice. I'm lucky I didn't crack the hone. I didn't know what I had, and was moderately forcing the lid closed at first. No damage done there, though. Good advice. A strop will turn up. I'm afraid to shave with it...But I'm going to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorfeld View Post
    Tom, I think leather from a regular strop is too thick. They are quite thin.
    Depends upon the strop, Richard!
    Quote Originally Posted by Smyth View Post
    Good advice. I'm lucky I didn't crack the hone. I didn't know what I had, and was moderately forcing the lid closed at first. No damage done there, though. Good advice. A strop will turn up. I'm afraid to shave with it...But I'm going to.
    The lids will not interchange, as I suppose you may have noticed.
    They shave a treat! Don't fear the Rolls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smyth View Post
    Late to the party. A friend gave me a Rolls Razor over the holiday. It was her fathers. I'd never heard of them, and it took some research to even figure out what exactly I had in my hands. It looks to be in very good condition, with a nice extra little box with a second blade, apparently unused. The only thing is the strop. It seems to be indented or pressed out of shape. It is not flat. Any idea where I can get a replacement strop?
    Smyth, PM me your address. I have the remains of a Rolls that I scavenged for parts and I have a strop side for you still mounted. I doubt you will have to pry it out to remount since I believe, despite possibly different models they are all the same. I will do a little reconditioning to it if you want it and you'll just need to start using it.

    Do research for the instructions that usually come with them to see proper use of the hone and the strop side. There is a different blade direction for each side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorfeld View Post
    Tom, I think leather from a regular strop is too thick. They are quite thin.
    It does seem quite thin.

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    Pay close attention to your angle of attack. The handles are different than any other style that I have used.

    I honed up a couple of blades as Sharptonn mentioned separate from the box. They got sharp!

    I got a very close shave that included the top of every bump/pimple! I relathered for another pass and it looked like you could play connect a dot on my face.

    Pay attention to the angle of the blade and you will be fine but as I said before the angle of the handle is different.

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    The angle on the blade is as per a straight razor. Simply position the handle to make it so.

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    I never had an issue with that. The guard will tell you what it needs to shave.
    Or to cut?
    In use, I never had the thought of cutting myself with it.

    Now, the initial trepidation is something to overcome!
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