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    Question So What Are YOU Stropping With???

    I am using my two Shell Horsehide strops at the moment. One is a Koken Barber Hand Finish Shell #1 Selection & the other is a Jager Barber Supply of Springfield IL #999 Shell strop. The Koken Has a Scotch Linen back strop & the Jager has a treated rough out leather back strop. Love them both. I tried some other strops both American & import & they just don't feel good compared to these two.
    Let us know what you use!



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    I have been getting most of my strops in some kind of rotation lately.
    Tony Miller Notovan
    Neil Miller Cordovan
    Westholme cordovan
    Scrupleworks horse
    SRD English Bridle
    and a couple of vintage strops. Most have linen seconds but I also have wool and vintage fire hose.
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    2 Kanayamas
    Neil Miller bridle and shell
    SRD latigo
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    I have a bunch. In reserve is a red Imp, a SRD Horse, a latigo, a kanayama #3, a Livi Loom and a DD model 50.

    My main users are a Raven and a Kanayama 90K.
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    The strop I use is a Neil Miller shell Cordovan with an English linen secondary. I have a Bridle leather strop with hard felt secondary and only use the hard felt impregnated with Crox. A small, narrow shell and canvas vintage strop (Marshall Wells Zenith brand) that I never use as I don't care for narrow strops.

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    My one and only strop is a vintage Hoffritz leather and linen strop. Had it for about 38 years. Used it for over 25 years.
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    Neil Miller Shell, with linen,
    Kanayama #3 with suede
    Scrupleworks horsehide and natural flax line
    SRD Roo, with the sea belt linen
    Paper Sailcloth, courtesy of Marty,(Euclid) with CBN

    The Miller use sparingly for my Sunday shaves
    My Kanayama takes care of all my stropping every other day
    My Scruplworks takes on the after shave work
    The Roo strop is hanging where I hone to polish up and line up the edge between hones.
    I have one razor I've been maintaining on the CBN as an experiment with about 100 shaves on the edge

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    SRD English Bridle
    Kanayama 30k and 80k
    Tony Miller 2.5 and 3 inch Notovan
    Bison English Bridle Golden Tan
    SRD Paddle

    I rotate them around and all of them are fantastic.

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    Bison Made Horse hide 2.5" 90% of the time
    Vintage Weiffenbach Chicago Shell 2", 5% of the time
    Vintage Solingen loom strop, 5% of the time
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    I have a Kanayama Shell Cordovan strop that doesn't see much use due to my Koken strop. That Koken is by far my favorite.
    Last edited by Steel; 08-13-2016 at 04:55 AM.
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