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    Default Noel del Hierro cordovan/ linen strop

    Hi guys,

    My name is Bogdan, I'm new to this forum and to straight razor shaving.

    I was wondering if anyone has tried the Noel del Hierro cordovan/ linen strop, you can get from eBay for around $45 plus shipping.

    Does it worth buying?

    See below some pictures.

    Thanks,

    Bogdan
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    I dont know anything about it mtself but if your new to straight razor shaving, welcome BTW to a great forum, than your going to end up cutting it up. Its just what happens when learning to strop. And at 45.00 its not too expencive to learn on. Horse is a nice strop. Good luck and enjoy the learning prosses of straight razor shaving.
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    It is always hard to judge something that I haven't held in my hands myself but I'll have a go.
    Good quality cordovan is expensive. Chances are it will disappoint.
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    hi Bogdan,
    i owned one and i have to say that (for me) it is not worth the money.
    Last edited by Elias; 01-16-2017 at 08:35 PM.
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    I also owned one by the same maker, and it was total junk. There was a big flaw in the surface of the leather that went all the way across the surface and made it useless for stropping. The hardware was of the cheapest quality.
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    Thank you very muck gents, I really appreciate your input

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    This thread brings up something for me that needs to be said. We all know the adage that "it's cheap for a reason" but we seem to forget that when we are the one's spending the cash. This shaving thing we do does NOT come cheap. Nor does buying the cartridge junk that I use to use. The difference is that straight shaving tools could and should last a life time. These are things that we can pass down to our kids. Buy the good stuff once and forget about replacing it.

    I'm glad that members that had knowledge posted here. These experiences help other newcomers save their money for better goods and sometimes keeps them from continuing down the path of learning the art of wet shaving.
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    I admit. Im wrong. Hope he didnt buy it.
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    Ill add that for not much more you can get a very nice strop from Straight Razor Designs. I believe mine was $60 or so it is 3 inches wide and maybe 18 inches long with sturdy hardware and handles. You can also select cotton, canvas or a couple other options for your primary strop material. Great bang for the buck. Best of luck sir
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    At that price, I'm very skeptical that it is true cordovan

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