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    Has anyone heard of a "Fine Stars" Strop? I found one on some random Japanese Razor site...about $60...cheaper than importing one, for sure...

    Here's a picture:

    It's no Tony Miller Latigo, that's for sure...

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    looks nice if you buy would you please let us know how it performs and site location.i am looking for good strops too.

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    Can you please post a link to the site?

    Thanks

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    Here's a link:
    stros and razors

    They only have two in stock..and I don't think they do international shipping.

    I might buy one....hmmm...
    Last edited by JimR; 12-27-2008 at 04:25 AM.

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    my japanese isnt too good but thats a really nice razor they have there,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwoods View Post
    my japanese isnt too good but thats a really nice razor they have there,
    That's an Iwasaki, I think...not a bad price.

    And they now only have ONE strop in stock...Hope it's a good one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben325e View Post
    Yeah, I guess that does resemble English...

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    It's not cordovan but is a nice strop. Same as what I use. There are several options. That one has the 'nicer' leather with the rougher canvas. There is another level of leather a step down (no real visible difference and only about $5 price difference) and another canvas material that is white and is a lot softer. Both are on the same level in my opinion and can be had at knife shops around where I work.

    I think the main diference is the stamp and the color of the hardware at the top of the strop. Some are silver and some are gold. The silver are stamped with a 'SHELL Heavy French Hide' or some such and this one is different but having handled both there is no major difference in the leather portion. Not to be compared to afore mentioned cordovan which has no sewn on handles and is sold by Martin at Rasurpur.

    I have no other strop and have used no other so cannot compare it but it has worked find and is in my limited opinion a nice strop.
    Last edited by ZethLent; 12-30-2008 at 09:08 AM.
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    Ok... I got the strop, and it is NOT the strop in the picture. It has silver hardware, not gold.

    Should I raise a stink about this?

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