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    True horse shell is very thin. They usually bond it to another piece of leather which makes it seem thicker.
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    Oh, huh. I have a travel size shell strop that I am guessing is probably from the '40's or '50's? It's a Peter J. Michels No. 176. It works quite well. The linen side is a light salmon color.

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    Oh well. I am going to give it a go and ordered the red one. Thanks for everyones input and I will let you know how it turns out. Coming in from Spain so, give me 6 to 8 weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blamo View Post
    Oh well. I am going to give it a go and ordered the red one. Thanks for everyones input and I will let you know how it turns out. Coming in from Spain so, give me 6 to 8 weeks.
    I ordered one woth stuffed handles and 75 mm... spoke with the maker before buying... he says this is original cordovan (cordobès i spanish) made in Cordoba with the origonal methos and horse hide. However is NOT the same finish as horween.. sonce my horwen from Alatair will be ordered in december, i gave it a go and will report back on this thread, and also make a comparison between the 3 shell strops

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    Ok...received the strop today and have to say that I am rather pleased. This first picture gives it some scale compared to a Tony Miller.

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    As you can see, like another poster mentioned, this strop is very thin.

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    It is shell cordovan (tight grained horse butt) but not the oil infused leather that Horween puts out.

    Some craftsmanship comments. As you can see, the stitching is a little off

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    And the logo is shown on the rough side (even though the rough is as smooth as some other strops smooth side)

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    All that aside, it is a fast, tight grained, dense, cordovan strop that will last forever and only costs 80 bucks, after shipping from Spain.
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