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    Default Anyone have any experience with dubl duck strops?

    Have been offered a seal skin one and was wanting to know if someone has experience of them. I know they make good razors, but never heard of strops though!

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    I've got a vintage strop, not seal though. Nothing special with the strop and there are others I use before that one. I also know I don't approve of how seals were hunted and killed.

    For my money I would go with an SRD Bridal or latigo. I use the bridal strop almost daily and the latigo is CarrieM's so I just sneak a use here and there. Just kidding, I like the Bridal a touch more but both are great strops.
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    Buy it!


    Is there really any other answer?

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    I understand the warranty is void if seal is broken.

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    I've got a few vintage (used) dubl duck strops. Condition is the key here. If it is in good condition they are excellent strops. FWIW, there is or was a dd sealskin strop on ebay. In looking at the photos I noticed that the strop is labeled sealskin but is also labeled 'shell'. Shell is horse butt so whether it is one or the other is open to question. I am thinking that it is a horsehide labeled sealskin for marketing.
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    I have a vintage shell i use every day

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    I have a couple. Remember DD did not make the strop it was made by some major strop maker of the day. The ones I have are both horse and they work great. I did have an old sealskin strop and it worked fine . It wasn't a DD it was from some barber suppy outfit in Salt Lake City.
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    Default DD STROPS

    I have an old DD #50 horsehide I got in 1968 that ended up being pasted with .5 micron CrOx after watching the Bill Ellis video.

    I also have an old DD #70 horsehide from about the same year that had three very small nicks along the near edge. This strop got sanded down to a suede texture to get rid of the nicks. I use it as I would a linen strop and it seems to work. I don't often use it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    I've got a few vintage (used) dubl duck strops. Condition is the key here. If it is in good condition they are excellent strops. FWIW, there is or was a dd sealskin strop on ebay. In looking at the photos I noticed that the strop is labeled sealskin but is also labeled 'shell'. Shell is horse butt so whether it is one or the other is open to question. I am thinking that it is a horsehide labeled sealskin for marketing.
    No not the one off the 'bay, had a look at it, but not great condition. Thought that about the sealskin, can't see it would've been financially viable to produce, and then there's the fact it's made out of dead horse

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparticius View Post
    No not the one off the 'bay, had a look at it, but not great condition. Thought that about the sealskin, can't see it would've been financially viable to produce, and then there's the fact it's made out of dead horse

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