Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 38
Like Tree49Likes

Thread: Linen & Leather or Just Leather

  1. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    185
    Thanked: 22

    Default

    Obie - what size Livi loom do you have?

    I have a small Livi, and not sure what the "right" number.
    Steve
    Omaha, NE

  2. #22
    The Assyrian Obie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Milwaukee, WI
    Posts
    8,562
    Thanked: 2537

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 400E View Post
    Obie - what size Livi loom do you have?

    I have a small Livi, and not sure what the "right" number.
    Mine is the size small. Since I use about seven or eight inches of length on any strop, hanging or loom, the small Mastro Livi works perfectly well for me. There's also the travel size, much smaller than the small, and that also worked well for me when I had it. I must say, this is an unusual strop, and along with the Kanayama 80000, the best and the sweetest I've used.

  3. #23
    Senior Member Wightman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    14wade st. Chatham. Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    233
    Thanked: 20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dieseld View Post
    I use an SRD Premium cotton, then my suede then my Kanayama 90.
    I go 50/75/100+ and it does make a difference if I don't use the cotton first.
    The shave seems, in my opinion, to be much smoother with the higher number of laps. Especially on the final leather.
    YMMV
    Did you make your own strop than? Just seeing the suede etc. I am very interested in making my own when I will be able to, and want to get it right the first time. So if there's extra fabrics that would be a good idea, or ideal leather to use etc. I'm trying to gather all that knowledge before I (attempt to) make it.

  4. #24
    Senior Member blabbermouth Dieseld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Reading MI
    Posts
    2,956
    Thanked: 774

    Default

    No I didn't make any of it. I don't have the tooling or skill for that.
    The Suede is a secondary part of the higher end Kanayama strops or added when you order.

    As to leathers, it's a personal choice. What draw you like, what feel you're looking for.
    As with pretty much all of SR shaving it comes down to personal choices
    Wightman likes this.
    Look sharp and smell nice for the ladies.~~~Benz
    Help support Movember https://us.movember.com/mospace
    "How you livin?" ~~Dave~~

  5. #25
    Senior Member Wightman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    14wade st. Chatham. Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    233
    Thanked: 20

    Default

    Thank you sir. Yea maybe I'll spend some time looking through some higher end strops and see what all they come with and have to offer and go from there.
    Dieseld likes this.

  6. #26
    Senior Member blabbermouth Dieseld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Reading MI
    Posts
    2,956
    Thanked: 774

    Default

    You can go to SRD and get so many different strops at a reasonable price.

    Look in the Stropping section of the forum. Gasman did a real good write up on 4 or 5 strops he's gotten recently.
    If you're not very experienced in stropping, I suggest staying in the lower end as you'll nick or cut up your strop for the first while, while learning and getting muscle memory
    Wightman likes this.
    Look sharp and smell nice for the ladies.~~~Benz
    Help support Movember https://us.movember.com/mospace
    "How you livin?" ~~Dave~~

  7. #27
    Senior Member blabbermouth Dieseld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Reading MI
    Posts
    2,956
    Thanked: 774

    Default

    HERE you go Wightman
    BobH and Wightman like this.
    Look sharp and smell nice for the ladies.~~~Benz
    Help support Movember https://us.movember.com/mospace
    "How you livin?" ~~Dave~~

  8. #28
    Senior Member Wightman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    14wade st. Chatham. Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    233
    Thanked: 20

    Default

    And I noticed one fella on here making them out of kangaroo hide. So I'm going to look into acquiring a bit of that as well.

  9. #29
    Senior Member Wightman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    14wade st. Chatham. Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    233
    Thanked: 20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dieseld View Post
    HERE you go Wightman
    Hmmm seems he liked a buffalo leather the best eh? I may have to look into acquiring and the creation of both. I like to be as fancy as I can. But am always on a budget as to why I try to create as much as I can. The next part will be trying to acquire these two fine leathers in this little here country of mine.lol thanks Dieseld for taking the time to find it for me, and thank you Gasman for the wonderful review and post.
    Dieseld likes this.

  10. #30
    Senior Member blabbermouth tcrideshd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Oakland Tn
    Posts
    4,295
    Thanked: 1036

    Default

    you will find that what leather some like others don't, like so much of this sport. kangaroo is a fast leather, but feels a little funny to me, but I like the speed. buffalo leather isn't any better than cow or horse or even boar, its all in what you like. myself I,m more into shell than any thing, but a real nice piece of horse hide makes for a great strop too.

    just experiment till you find what you like. or pick up some vintage ones and already have it made and ready to work with Tc
    Wightman likes this.
    Ever wonder why you never see a motorcycle in front of a Shrinks office? ,,,,, then you have never ridden one "

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •