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    Default Strop Shocker!!

    I am considering making my own strop. I couldn't decide whether to use hemp or flax linen. I made an enquiry with the company that sells flax linen. I wanted prices for 3" and 2 1/2" for 5m of each.

    I received a reply that the flax was out of stock and they wouldn't be getting it back in unless I ordered... (wait for it)... 3000m!

    Anyone need a 3Km strop?

    Think hemp will be the way to go!
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    Our departed friend Neil Miller said that the linen he used was going to become unavailable in the near future. Might have been from the same source ?
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    Check out Straight Razor Designs web site at
    Straight Razor Designs Material Strop Replacement - $4.99 : T
    They have poly and hard pressed felt. I have used both types of material and both work great.
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    Yeah there was a nicely woven hemp material I fell for a few years ago but it too had a minimum order of 2000 or 3000m. I don't seem to be able to justify that amount of material just yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    Yeah there was a nicely woven hemp material I fell for a few years ago but it too had a minimum order of 2000 or 3000m. I don't seem to be able to justify that amount of material just yet.
    Just make a sail boat in your front yard, then you need the hemp to make the rope for the rigging and anchor.

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    The strop I favour most is my Westholme which has flax linen. I was hoping to use it too, but it looks like Hemp is going to get a try. That's widely available and pretty reasonably priced. Who knows. It might become my new favourite. Only one way to find out!
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    Ive wanted to make a strop for a while. Good luck finding any linen, I've tried loads of places but no luck. If I manage to get any I'll let you know.
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    Didn't we discuss this before? Har har.

    The only real source might be some fabric stores or bakers cartouche which is still made from genuine linen.
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