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    Hi,

    I'm new to all this but researched the forum and found a lot of post sending me to Tony Miller strops for my first one.

    Ain't looking for nothing fancy but something good.

    Been on it's website and he seems to be off work for a while and I don't see the recommended strop on the available list, my choice based on my readings would be a 3" wide red latigo strop, in the cheapest form available.

    Can anyone how and where I can get one ?

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    Go to straightrazordesign.com they have a fantastic selection. Including a 3" red latigo strop

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    +1 on SRD strops. They're amazing quality

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    I'll suggest RupRazor.com if this is going to be your first strop. They offer a $20 strop called The Filly which is perfect for learning on. You're bound to get a few nicks in a strop when starting, so you might as well get those done on a $20 strop rather than an $80.

    I believe TM offers inexpensive practice strops that can be added along with his regular strops (don't think you can get them individually) so if you go with TM to start, definitely pay the few extra bucks for something to practice with.

    StraightRazorDesigns.com (SRD) also has some great strops and while I don't think they have specific practice ones, you can buy replacement leather from them for much less than a whole new strop.

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    If you do get the chance to buy a Tony Miller, make sure to drop the extra $10 or so bucks for the practice strop. You'll be oh so glad you did.

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    Was looking at SRD strops and saw that they also have STRAIGHT RAZOR DESIGNS 3" PREMIUM PADDLE STROP.

    What's your take on paddle strops would it actually be easier to use than a regular strop as they're is absolutely no cupping possible (or at least less) ?

    It sounds like it would be better for traveling and it's double sided ...

    Any cues on those ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpbiker View Post
    Was looking at SRD strops and saw that they also have STRAIGHT RAZOR DESIGNS 3" PREMIUM PADDLE STROP.

    What's your take on paddle strops would it actually be easier to use than a regular strop as they're is absolutely no cupping possible (or at least less) ?

    It sounds like it would be better for traveling and it's double sided ...

    Any cues on those ?

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    Take another looksee at SRD and check out the modular paddle here. A lot of bang for the buck and the same ease of travel. OTOH, cupping wouldn't be an issue with either Tony's or SRD's 3" hangers.
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    TM is very good. SRD has great reviews and remarks all the time. I personally have not tried one nor own one. Yet....

    There are many "practice/ beginner" strop options. Just check around. I do like that TM offers a practice strop for purchase along with the other strops.

    All have given good advice here. Rup Razor option being a good choice as well.

    Let us know what you decide and how it goes.

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    I'm going the Rup Razor Filly route to start with. No heart break if I knick or cut it, the 2" width forces learning the X-pattern, and the CrO on the back lets me put off the decision of buying a barber hone, or coticule, or other stones, while I learn more about the hobby. Hopefully, Tony will be back in production by that time.

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    I've had 3 TM strops, and I'm going to recommend the SRD Premium IV English Bridle strop. It is a great strop. The other good thing is that if you do need to replace the leather, you can get it replaced (currently they don't have it on the website that I could find, but they're great guys who are very accommodating)
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