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    Default strop fight

    2 strops enter
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    fight NOW!

    dovo russian 17 3/4" vs. heirloom 3" artisan

    Dovo Russian leather Strop, 17 3/4"

    3" Artisan "New Standard" Strop - The Well Shaved Gentleman The Heirloom Razor Strop Company

    thanks much i need some help for my first broken belt!

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    Hands down, no BS, the Artisan.
    It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled. Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    Hands down, no BS, the Artisan.
    +1 ! Absolutely no contest. A Cadillac versus a Rambler.
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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    English Bridle

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    great guys thanks for the quick help now for the follow-up question...why? what makes the artisan superior? thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by holli4pirating View Post
    English Bridle
    does that refer to one of the two razors above or another one of your preference (straight razor designs premium IV perhaps)? thanks much.

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    No contest, hand-made artistry vs. mass produced sweat-shop strop*, TM wins by first round knock out.



    *I have not factual information regarding the production of Dovo strops but I will admit I might be biased as I love my TM strop.

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    Hand crafted excellence! One man's passion versus mass production.
    It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled. Twain

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    What's that, a "TKO"?!!!! Artisan wins in less time it took to finish hearing the fighters!! hahaha Truth is, I don't own either one... But I'm buying one from Tony just as soon as he's back from the Holidays.

    Plus, it looks like he makes them customized to your likings, whatever they may be. I have only read good things about his work, I have seen the images of what he produces myself and overall I agree with everyone else. It's a calling for one's skill and passion versus buying from a "strop mill." - Not to be harsh on those who may own other brands, I'm sure others do a great job.

    I have fun! I can't wait until 4 January (site says that's when he'll be producing again).

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    Quote Originally Posted by holli4pirating View Post
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    I have been a HUGE fan of Mr. Miller's Artisan Strop (I have the 3" latigo and a 3" horsehide) and love them... However, earlier today, I visited Mr. Lynn Abram's house, and he gave me a trial of his English Bridal strop... OH. SWEET. STROPPING. GOD. That thing drew like a magnet, and was smooth as silk.. It's AMAZING what those guys have done... And the Nylon side worked excellently! And, to boot, it costs the same -or less, depending on model- as the Artisan... Hell, I played with his Bridal about 7 hours ago, and have already ordered one of my own! It was a BEAUTIFUL piece of strop.

    Go with the bridal. You will NOT regret it.

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