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    I'm looking for suggestions on what to use for a travel strop. On one web site, I read about someone who just rolled up their regular strop and put a rubber band around it to travel with, however, someone else responded to the thread that that was a good way to ruin your strop. I was hoping to get away without having to buy another strop, as just about anywhere you shop, their expensive. Looking on the SRD site, the paddle strop is over $50.00, being that, I don't want to spend money on something that I don't really need or doesn't work. Some say paddle, some say regular strop. What are your suggestions on what to use for travel ?

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    A folded news paper works fine
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    Took a paddle strop on a 10-day vacation a couple weeks ago. Really missed using my hanging strop and will take that next time. First time I've only taken the paddle. Will just be using that for the CrOx from now on. Sure that it is just personal preference and whatever works best for you.

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    I am always back and forth to work in a remote location so I pack up and go one way or the other every three weeks. I got a suitcase that is big enough that my regular strops lays flat in, on a diagonal but still flat. It seems pretty happy. I guess the travels strop only applies to those traveling light.
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    DIY roo travel strop - my take
    Try this or get a Illinois 835 they are very flexable also
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    I have been pining after a small maestro livi loom strop for travel, though i think it would be too bulky for travel. Thats my excuse and
    I'm sticking to it.

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    I took a strop with damage on one end... and cut off the damage, took the paddles off and left the D rings on it. Bam! travel strop.

    I would suggest you shop for a damaged strop like I had, and just cut off the bottom (or top) of it where the damage is.
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    I picked up this one, has a dry hone on one side and a leather strop on the other, Boker hone/leather paddle strop:

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    Those are awesome. They have been produced for many decades. Nice slate-hone and Russian-tanned leather.
    Someone could get by with one of those! Maybe forever? Seems a good travel-strop.
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    I was looking at those Boker paddles as well. Nice.
    I bought an old German loom strop for basically the price of shipping. It's 14" end to end. It can't be saved, which I knew when buying it but I wanted to take it apart and see how it was made. Want to make one similar for travel but with a twist.
    Figure it will make the perfect travel strop as it will fit in the bag and simulate the flex of a hanging strop to some degree.
    It's my next razor project actually so if it works out I will post up a thread on it. Need to move my arse if it's going to be ready for our cottage get away.
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