Herold Solingen's 183 Juchten Leather Strop is of the finest sharpening tools on the market.
Its honing surface is made of a special Russian cowhide, well-known for its hard-wearing surface and elasticity, ideal conditions for sharpening your blade. The leather is specially bark-tanned, then treated with a fine birch oil, rendering it water resistant.
A 100% flax-sourced linen canvas is knit on the reverse side of the strop, a high-quality material used to warm your blade before you hone. At the holding end of your strop, you'll find a comfortable cushion leather handle, easy to grip on to while you sharpen. At the head of the strop, you'll find a metal swivel hook, allowing you to hook your strop to a fixed surface, ensuring your safety in its use. The swivel hook feature allows you to simply flip the strop over to whichever side you need, without having to go through the trouble of unhooking it from the wall.
With repeated use the blade of any razor gets dull, your straight razor is not ready for use until it’s stropped. Stropping smoothes out any rough edges and realigns the blade, it removes the microscopic nicks and burrs even though you might not be able to see them. This German-made tool is essential for keeping your straight razor in mint condition.
How to use:
Pull the strop taut and using light pressure run the blade horizontally up the leather surface with the blade flat against the leather. Once at the end flip over the blade and run horizontally back down the strop.
- Stropping Area: 40cm x 5cm
Made in Solingen, Germany
Since 1919, Herold Solingen has been producing premium quality leather strops as razor honing tools. Made by Kohl & Laibach out of Solingen, Germany, these strops use a special Russian leather and a vegetable tanning process to create strops of unparalleled quality and craftsmanship.