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    Well these past two weeks have seen me adding two new strops to my collection a Bison Premium Horsehide 2.5" which I'm pleasantly surprised with as my biggest deal breaker with all strops is the draw I like a light smooth draw but with a certain amount of detectable friction, now there are a few strops out there with these charactersitics that suit my style and feel of stropping one being my Kanayama 8000 another my Tony Miller Heirloom 2 Horsehide and now the Bison Premium Horsehide is another a very nice strop, and now there's another strop that I've just recieved from Adam of the Invisible edge in the UK a custom spalted beech handle flax backed made from super leather whatever that maybe? firstly I'm going to say it's very unlike any hanging strop I've ever tried but in a very good way, because of the construction the leather and the flax linen are bonded coupled with the spalted Beech handle it makes the strop feel more like you are stropping on a paddle strop rather than a hanging strop which I must admit I like, the Flax linen and leather are both very smooth and beautifully finished, I've stropped a few razors the leather as very nice characteristics of the above mentioned strops and no doubt will definitely improve with use.





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    That looks very good. Is the Flax part what is sometimes referred to as English linen?

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    I wonder who makes them for the invisible edge...not that many strop makers out there! Very nice looking strop
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    That looks very good. Is the Flax part what is sometimes referred to as English linen?

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    Yes Bob Linen made from the Flax plant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damo View Post
    I wonder who makes them for the invisible edge...not that many strop makers out there! Very nice looking strop
    Damian I'm not sure all I know they are made in the UK.
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    That's a very cool handle on that strop Jamie. It also makes me happy that you like the Horsehide Bison strop, I absolutely love mine. I've been looking for another Horse strop for a while now, maybe I might have to try one of these Invisible edge. Thanks for the mini review!
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    Beautiful Jamie!!

    The strop from The Invisible Edge employs the same method of hanging as the Westholm strops. I've never seen that method before Alistair and I admit that I like it very much!
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    Darn it. That wood handle is exactly the design I have had in mind for years for if I ever made any more strops. I'm going to file for patent infringement if I ever get around to filing for a patent.

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    That handle really makes the strop!
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    Beautiful piece of craftsmanship. I like the idea of no D ring, and ideas for the day I make my own strop.
    Thanks for sharing. [emoji482]
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