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    When I received my strop in the mail it came in a mailing envelope, not box. I noticed the edges had gotten crushed in transit (I'm assuming). Are the edges bad enough to cause problems stropping? At the time I didn't want to be a whining customer. But as I get to know straights better I understand how delicate the edge is. Okay or should I contact the vendor?

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    If a quality strop.the edges should have been beveled,others will chime in,do not think it is an issue if you use an X stroke..
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    Personally, I would not want to risk it. If the seller cannot pack it right it's not your fault. I'm also a bit concerned about the pebbling of the leather shown most prominently in the lower right of the photo.
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    I would give it a quick rub with some smooth glass and see if it went flat. If it doesn't bounce back quite fast then contact the vendor.
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    Are the edges curled up or down? On an old strop it may or may not matter, if the strop is new, shame on whoever packed lit in an envelope. I have sold a few strops, both vintage and handcrafted and I always sent them in a 6x6x6 box, coiled with the leather on the outside of the coil to keep the leather from scrunching up.
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    If the edges are slightly turned up, what about tapping them down and flattening them out with gentle hammering?
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    I would give it a couple days of some good old palm rubbing and see if it helps them go away. If not I would contact the seller.

    I am still surprised at what palm rubbing does to leather.

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    Or better yet, palm rub and then do what RezDog said.

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    I have tried the palm rubbing previously. Just tried the glass bottle and it did nothing. It is a reputable vendor, I'll contact him. I should have done it right away, but again, I didn't want to be a "problem" customer. I also thought that over time the wrinkles would naturally go down while hanging.

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    You didn't say what type of strop it is or the quality. A quality strop should be free from all defects. If it was mine it would have gone back in an instant.
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