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    Default Gabrielcr78 Roo Strop

    I was talking with Gabe when I purchased a razor from him about strops. I knew he made them and figured why not? Can you have too many?
    Don't ask SWMBO that question though

    So I decided that I'd ask him about a Roo Strop. He obliged and when he got the material in he proceeded to make it for me. I ordered it with barbers grips and also added handles incase I didn't prefer them.
    Well it arrived Thursday fro Costa Rica, and to be honest, I am just amazed at the quality of the materials and the level of craftsmanship that went into it!!

    Here is Gabe's description of the strop and hardware
    Mahogany cowhide textured handles and clip...
    Silver nickel hardware
    Stroppable area 19"x 3"on tan kangaroo leather and red striped cotton webbing...
    Optional clips to convert into a barber's as requested
    Over all length 28.5 ~ 29 inch with handles, 25 with barbers end.
    The cotton webbing is pretty soft fo being new in my opinion.
    the Roo.......INCREDIBLE!!!! This is just an amazing and wonderful strop to use. I will be using it as much as my Kanayama. It is just about as fast, and does really smooth the edge if the razor for an extremely nice shave.
    Thank you so much Gabe!!!! You sir are a true craftsman and this is just a shining example of it.

    And now for your viewing pleasure.......


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    Looks extremely well made.

    What's the thickness of the hide?
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    Like all Roo it is very thin. I can't tell you for sure without my calipers. But I'm estimating it to be 1.5-2mm
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    Great looking strop. I love the natural color, and it looks very well made. Congratulations.
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    Nice job Gage. And thanks for sharing Dieseld. Looks like a winner. My SRD Roo is ery fast. Almost like no draw at all.
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    WOHOOOO!!! nothing better for me than knowing you like it and specially that it will be used often my friend!!!

    I must say it really feels nice when you know the stuff you make is put to good use enjoy it bro!!!
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    Thanks again Gabe, and yes my friend it will be used often.
    I really like it Brother and you did an awesome job
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    Very nice job on that strop, enjoy it Dave.
    Been considering a roo strop fir the collection as well.
    I do like fast strops.
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    Killer looking strop, I have not had the pleasure of using a roo strop yet, but one day would love to add one into the repertoire.
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    I am very appreciative of all the knowledge and sharing each and everyone has provided me with. Look forward to future endeavors with many of you.
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    Might have to get a hold of Gabe once I become a little more proficient. Nice work and thanks for the photos.

    Brandon
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