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    Just wondering the opinions on the Illinois #361 Shaving strop.

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    I would think having a handle might be more user friendly, but the dimensions of the strop seem good

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    Randy,
    The leather texture and stiffness is exactly the same as the other Illinois strops like the #127. The difference it the lack of a handle. It feels far stiffer than my #1 or #2 (not sure which you already have). The have the typical Illinos hard linen which is not bad either. I recently sold my #361 on eBay since I have my own strops but it was a favorite. ( I can still get these if you want, probably less than $40).
    I have gotten a lot of less than perfect strops fron Illinois and that is why I started making my own. If you buy one make sure the surfaces does not have deep creases across it.
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    I like my 361 very much. Does the job well.

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    I have a co-worker who was given a cheap shaving set up. Here's the funny part. He received a Shavette...AND a strop! Two shaves and he was done! I can pick up the strop for around $30-35...we are still negotiating. I'll give it a good "once over" and then decide.

    Tony- I have your #2 strop.

    Thank to all for the input!

    RT

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