08-29-2013, 09:26 AM
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My latest, and probably my last, strop has finally arrived. It's from Neil Miller, who built it exactly as I requested.
It's Shell Cordovan, 2 1/2 inches wide with a 22+ inch length stropping surface. Natural Linen is the second component, as it should be! The leather is soft and supple, with a luxurious look and feel. The draw on this strop is simply superb .. better than another Shell strop I had been experimenting with.
Engraved Stainless Steel Dee rings at both ends complete the package. One at the hanging end so both components have the ability to "float" in tension.

I could not be happier with it, and a "tip o' the hat" to Neil Miller for superior craftsmanship ... And execution..

I think I'm in love!!

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 08-29-2013, 09:37 AM
  • Obie
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Oh, yes, Neil Miller strops are superb. I have one of his shell cordovan strops and it is as you say. Neil not only is a master craftsman, he is a fascinating person to talk to. If you get the chance, please read the interview I did with him on SRP. What a gentleman.

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 08-29-2013, 10:31 AM
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Yes Neil does make exceedingly good strops, and can be the font of all knowledge when it comes to straight razors, and the reason I refer to him as the Time lord!

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 08-29-2013, 10:56 AM
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Congratulations on the new strop! It sure is lovely!

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 08-29-2013, 11:03 AM
  • Snuff
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Nice one, I've had a few of Neil and they are great.

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 08-29-2013, 11:33 AM
  • Grumpy
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That is a nice looking strop.

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 08-29-2013, 01:06 PM
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I should never have looked in this thread.

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 08-29-2013, 03:48 PM
  • TheMonk
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Amazing strop! Biggrin

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 08-30-2013, 12:20 PM
  • Johnny
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I don't need one, but now I want one. Very nice.

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 08-31-2013, 03:25 AM
  • MikekiM
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That is beautiful for sure...

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 08-31-2013, 02:41 PM
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Wow, that is certainly a beauty Wink

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 09-08-2013, 11:33 AM
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I would love to have a strop like that! I bought a Puma from him a few years back, and wasn't even aware of his many talents until a little later. The Puma came with a very nice soft pouch that he made. I wish I hadn't sold the razor, and I'm really glad I kept the pouch! In the course of the sale of the razor, he and I had a pleasant conversation, and I remember thinking "what a nice guy".

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 09-24-2013, 03:42 PM
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wow...amazing craftsmanship!

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