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    I have been straight shavig for a little over two years now, and amazingly, I only have one strop. I say amazingly because I don't seem to be content with one of anything else when it comes to razors. Alas all things come to an end. My current strop is a Dovo 3" Russian leather. I wanted a canvas/fabric strop as well, so I was looking at the SRD Premium II, III, and IV. I'm not really sure the difference or advantages/disadvantages of each, so I was hoping that I could defer to the wisdom of my fellow SRP enthusiasts.

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    strop-shop.co.uk

    From what i hear The SRD strops are pretty darn good

    I would choose buffalo but thats not an informed desition...
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    SRD strops are top notch, I have one and love it as much as my vintage strops. It is a great piece of workmanship.
    It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled. Twain

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    When I first came to SRP, not long before you apparently , Tony Miller's strops were considered the bee's knees, the cream of the crop. I understand that in recent times he has cut back his production significantly, so the default choice would be SRD. TMK I haven't heard a bad thing about them yet, so that has to say something.

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    I have two SRD strops: a 3" premium I and a 3" premium IV English bridle. I love them both. I usually strop 25 strokes on the webbing, followed by 25 on the English bridle, and finish with 25 on the premium I. The results are fantastic.

    You can't go wrong with an SRD strop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinacMan View Post
    I have two SRD strops: a 3" premium I and a 3" premium IV English bridle. I love them both. I usually strop 25 strokes on the webbing, followed by 25 on the English bridle, and finish with 25 on the premium I. The results are fantastic.

    You can't go wrong with an SRD strop!
    What difference, if any, do you find between the two strops? I am pretty set on an SRD strop already, jus tnot sure which one to choose.

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    8BallAce,

    +1 on Janivars' suggestion of Mr Neil Miller (www.strop-shop.co.uk).

    His strops are superb

    Have fun !

    Best regards

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhatMan View Post
    8BallAce,

    +1 on Janivars' suggestion of Mr Neil Miller (www.strop-shop.co.uk).

    His strops are superb

    Have fun !

    Best regards

    Russ
    Yup they are great, but prize+shipping+tax adds up

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    Im not sure you can get much more info then the descriptions in the store
    Exept maybe comparing it to the one you already have

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    Quote Originally Posted by janivar123 View Post
    strop-shop.co.uk
    If I'm not mistaken, that sign means ROFLMAO - used when something is extremely funny and in this case derogatory - or maybe I'm missing something here? I hope so.

    I take your point about "...price+shipping+tax adds up..." but that hardly needs pointing out as it applies to almost anything that is imported between countries that have different taxation laws.

    I only use tracked and insured shipping for overseas destinations, which can be quite expensive, however prices in the UK (where I am based) are much more reasonable, and there is no tax (which doesn't really need pointing out either).

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