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    Well, this is what i did. Then hid my card for the rest of the year. Ha.
    A member here on the site offered me a Tony Miller Bridal #2 with sheath/cover at a decent price. Then i ordered the Latigo, Buffalo and Roo from SRD.
    I will have all the stropping covered and at different draws, i hope. Should be good to go now. The secondarys that are with the SRD are 2 of the standard zippy stuff and one of the cloth. Opted out on the felt.

    Anyway, thanks to all who posted comments on what they have and now to wait on the mail man. Then to build a rack for the wall behind the door for my strops.

    Pics when im done.
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    Please report when they come in. I'd be most interested in your reviews.
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    I got them and will be hanging a rack tonight. Found a Tie rack that will hang them nice. I have a hook I use for stropping already. With these being so new, they are just slick! No draw at all. I think they will need stropped on a while before they start to be anything other than slick. Thought about treating them with something but... Dont want to mess anything up right away.
    I'll post a pic later tonight when I get this done. This is my Friday on a Friday. Only happens once every 7 weeks.

    So, to others that have SRD strops. Where yours slick too when new? Did you treat them with anything or just keep using and only hand rub to break-in?
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    I recently ordered an Illinois 361. Sitting at home unopened. I return next week. I plan to put a very light rubbing of Neetsfoot oil on it and rub vigorously with my palm. We'll see. Then again, I might only rub with Palm only.
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    Here is a quick pic of my strops now hanging. I read that no conditioning is needed on a new strop but... I'll hold off and see if they break-in slowly. Good luck on your 361. I thought about going that route (Illinois) but I wanted to give SRD a good try and now I have. I will say that they went above and beyond. Not sure they would want me to share this but...
    When I made my order of 3 strops I wanted to try all 3 of the secondary pieces they offer with the strops. But when I made my order, I didn't include the Felt in my order. I contacted them the next say by eMail as it was a Sunday and asked if they could change my order by replacing one of the poly's with the felt. They did this at no extra charge to me. Then it should have been delivered on a Thursday. But I got it on Wednesday. I will be going to them to check if they sell whatever I might be looking for first before looking for the cheapest cost. Fine Folks!Name:  Strops.jpg
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    BTW, The lower hook is for stropping. The upper just for storage. Next is to make some of those shocking colored sleeves for them!
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    I don't want to forget Sharptonn for parting with a English Bridal Tony Miller. It was very kind of him to help me with my StAD.
    Now if I can figure out what to do with the 7 secondary strops I have besides leather. Ha. Don't think they make that many types of Cr0x, lead, Diamond paste, ETC... Maybe they do but I'm not sure what to do with them all now. Might give the Lead a try if I can figure out how it works.
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    I will post a pic on the "what are you working on" thread as i just made socks/sleaves for all my strops.

    As far as how the strops are working right now...
    The Latigo 8s starting to have a nice draw to it. Not a bunch or excessive but its getting more and more all the time.
    The Buffalo (#3) is still silky smooth with no draw. Ive done around 500 laps on it so far.
    The Roo, slick as snot. No drag at all and sounds crispy.

    Now im no pro when it comes to strops but im thinking things will get more draw with time. I still happy with my purchases and i have to say that the hardware used in these are top notch. I couldnt have found so nice of hardware myself and love how they are working out.

    JMHO...
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