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Thread: Gabrielcr78's strop has arrived!

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    Default Gabrielcr78's strop has arrived!

    So as I am restoring some old Boarhide strops and Gabe has been making some local shavers in Costa Rica happy with his work, we decided to swap out some examples of our stuff.
    My end of the trade was sent a while back and his work has arrived finally as delayed by the weather we were having.
    I am quite impressed!

    Upon preliminary inspection it is constructed similarly to lots of strops, but the differences begin there. Firstly, the horsehide he used is extremely nice. The outer 'shell' is slick, smooth, and soft. The old 'rubbing the palm' test is reminiscent of high-end vintage shell strops and will certainly get better and better with use.

    The secondary strop is vintage linen fire hose. Feels great.

    The hardware and handles really shine, IMO. Fit and finish is superb and mine came with some 'antiqued' hardware which all matches, including the screws.
    The contrasting dark leather handles are surprisingly soft. Very comfy in-hand.

    Was a home-run to do a swap with him.
    I am certain to enjoy this strop for years to come.
    Not to mention it is cool to have something from Costa Rica!
    Thanks, Gabe!

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    To be honest about it - jealous as all get out. Geo-gorgeous!
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    Wow, what a great looking strop! I'd say I'm a bit jealous too. Doubly because it's horsehide, my favourite. Enjoy Tom!
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    WOHOOOOOO!!! Great news it finally arrived! and I'm so glad you like it!, if you are half as satisfied with your strop as I'm with the one you sent me, i agree it was a home run deal!

    BTW, that horse-butt hide strop is USA quality!

    enjoy your stropping!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorfeld View Post
    To be honest about it - jealous as all get out. Geo-gorgeous!
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    Wow, what a great looking strop! I'd say I'm a bit jealous too. Doubly because it's horsehide, my favourite. Enjoy Tom!
    I like it. Firstly because of the hide. To me, THAT makes the strop.
    Gabe was out of horsehide. Said a cowhide one could be done.
    He actually talked himself out of it!

    A very smart and resourceful guy, I have come to see.

    Some nice hide!
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    that's riiiiight!!!! i had forgotten about that!!!!
    that last piece of horsehide was reserved for like 2 months for a customer that had asked me to save it for a strop for him... and then a few days after Tom said his boar hide strop was ready to ship to me, that customer called and tell me he changed his mind about the material of the strop he wanted... I immediately messaged Tom and said.. "dude.. you just got an upgrade to horse-butt hide!"

    some people is just TOO lucky!
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    Wow!!! What a great looking strop.
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    Yup, count me in with the jealous ones..............very nice strop, great job
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    Im planning to buy one from him. Just waiting to have the extra cash

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    Wow, what a beautiful strop! He gave attention to detail to to bottom. That'll be some great stropin'! Congrats
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