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Herold 195J Russian Leather Strop

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  • Hanging-style strop with metal swivel and cushioned handle for comfort
  • Russian leather for fine blade polishing and sharpening
  • Quality materials and craftsmanship from Herold, making leather goods since 1919

Solingen, Germany is in the business of keeping wet shavers happy. From their Merkur DEs to their Dovo straights, you can get your steel from them. But did you know they are also producing exceptional leather? Herold strops are great quality and great value to keep your blade in tip-top shape.

It is no surprise why straight edge shaving is called "cut-throat", quite literally. But you need a blade that is sharp, tuned, and aligned to get the BBS shave you are looking for. So that is why it is necessary to take exceptionally good care of your blade. Since a razor blade is so very thin, it is easy to nick, dent, or misalign. Sending it out to constantly be sharpened or honed is not convenient and even if you do it yourself, each sharpening grinds more metal away and you are soon left with no blade at all. That is where stropping comes in. On a blade this thin, you must strop before each use to shape and re-align the blade. It extends the life of that working edge, without losing any precious material.

A Herold Russian leather utensil is just what you need to get the job done. The single side of Russian leather is particularly known for hard-wearing, flexibility, and water resistance. This hanging strop is over 18 inches long and 3 inches wide. The trim is sewn and riveted, with a metal swivel. The movable handle is cushioned for your comfort.

Size: 480mm x 80mm (approx. 18in x 3in)

Made in Germany

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Fine strop

This is well made and a good size/length. The handle is easy to hold. Good feedback while stropping. Definitely a pleasure to use. Remember to strop on the light/soft side NOT on the hard brown leather side!

diego g.
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good quality strap for the

good quality strap for the price

Jay U.
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