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Strops

Strops put the final edge on a knife, razor or tool. Strops can be used with or without compound. Our selection of strops ensures that you can find the right strop to meet your needs.

A strop is a surface that is used after the finest stone for the final stage of sharpening. The function of a strop is to polish the edge and work off any burr left behind by sharpening stones. Although other materials are used, strops are most often made of leather. Both suede and smooth leathers, technically known as flesh side and grain side, are used. They can be mounted to a rigid base, like a leather on wood paddle strop, or can be flexible, like a leather and linen razor strop.

 

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