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    Hello everyone!

    I have been a hobbiest leatherworker for a few years now and I'd like to show you my Strops!

    Here are a few shots, the first is the 1.25-1.5inch wide model and makes a good practice or first strop.
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    These are the top notch model using premium grade Veg Tan leather, 2inch or 3 inches wide and ranging in length.
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    Ahhh! Feeling, not selling!
    Perhaps a fabric component?
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    Nice looking leather work swifty.
    The reddish ones in particular look quite nice.
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    Mods made and thread is open again.
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    Well-Done!

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    Ill be looking to add a fabric component as soon as I can find a decent source of linen webbing! I have some felt I was thinking of using but I've heard its so/so for dia-spray


    and thanks Mike! those ones are my favourite too, reminds me of the classic red Latigo leather


    and to the mods thanks for the prompt and kind guidance!

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    Hemp webbing is also an option for a second component. I have a couple of strops with a very nice herring bone weaved hemp second. Leather work is one of those things that I have done very little of. There is some nice leather work being shown in the thread "we have skills too"
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    oh good call! ill look into hemp as well.

    is that so! Ill check it out for sure

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    Do you or anyone you know, make shell cordovan strops at home for people like us, who can't afford a $400. shell strop? Let us know. Thanks.

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    Shell is very hard to come by for a reasonable price. The domestic option is Horween shell, and the shells themselves are not oriented to get much strop material out of them. Two max out of a large shell that's selected to be long and narrow rather than more traditional shape. I would imagine that just the leather itself will be hard to get below $100 after you sell off the outside parts of the shell and make two strops, and then on top of that, it's really not very durable and not that good for strops that are going to be used with anything but the most gentle polished rounded spine razors.

    No clue on the international shell, but you'd have to do a lot of work.

    If you want very good but not too expensive, you need strops that are made out of horse butt strips and then broken in.
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