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    I have found an excellent strop and I don't know if it's even leather.
    I have seen strop backs like this before but I don't know the material it's made from.
    It sure looks and feels like leather but there is practically no draw to it and it put one H*** of an edge on my razor.

    Just would like to know if it's natural or synthetic?

    I might mention this is a one piece strop. The diamond pattern is on the back side, and no, it is not pasted.

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    Its leather alright. I don't use the diamond side on mine. I don't know anybody who does. But, I don't know that many people. =P

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    Yup. Cowhide leather. I head one a while ago from a differnt maker. Horse for the main, leather diamond texture for the second.
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    Looks Good: A good cleaning on the main leather strop with shaving soap and it will have zero draw. I love those type of strops. If the price is right purchase it now before I do.
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    It's leather, probably Russian. The backside is milled and seems to be pasted, which is what the milled backside is usually for.
    If it works great, do absolutely nothing to it. JMO
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    I might mention this is a one piece strop. The diamond pattern is on the back side, and no, it is not pasted.

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    Hmmm. Looks red?

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    Red? True, but I believe it to be dyed. Nothing came off onto the cleaning rag. This strop has been cleaned and conditioned.

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    They were a large and very well-known outfit. Back then they only used leather for strops.

    I have some strops with the diamond pattern. As has been said the back is for special use.
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