04-09-2016, 02:26 AM
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Well these past two weeks have seen me adding two new strops to my collection a Bison Premium Horsehide 2.5" which I'm pleasantly surprised with as my biggest deal breaker with all strops is the draw I like a light smooth draw but with a certain amount of detectable friction, now there are a few strops out there with these charactersitics that suit my style and feel of stropping one being my Kanayama 8000 another my Tony Miller Heirloom 2 Horsehide and now the Bison Premium Horsehide is another a very nice strop, and now there's another strop that I've just recieved from Adam of the Invisible edge in the UK a custom spalted beech handle flax backed made from super leather whatever that maybe? firstly I'm going to say it's very unlike any hanging strop I've ever tried but in a very good way, because of the construction the leather and the flax linen are bonded coupled with the spalted Beech handle it makes the strop feel more like you are stropping on a paddle strop rather than a hanging strop which I must admit I like, the Flax linen and leather are both very smooth and beautifully finished, I've stropped a few razors the leather as very nice characteristics of the above mentioned strops and no doubt will definitely improve with use.


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 04-09-2016, 03:04 AM
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Jamie,

Love the new strop and like the handles even more

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 04-09-2016, 04:06 AM
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  • ben74
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Beautiful, congratulations!

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 04-09-2016, 07:27 AM
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(04-09-2016, 03:04 AM)Panther308 Wrote: Jamie,

Love the new strop and like the handles even more


Thanks William.

(04-09-2016, 04:06 AM)ben74 Wrote: Beautiful, congratulations!

Thanks Ben.

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 04-09-2016, 09:50 AM
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  • Steve56
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Very nice Jamie!

Cheers, Steve

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 04-09-2016, 11:25 AM
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(04-09-2016, 09:50 AM)Steve56 Wrote: Very nice Jamie!

Cheers, Steve


Thanks Steve.

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 04-10-2016, 06:08 PM
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  • refles
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Very distinctive looking strop Jamie, always wanted to know how this one performed when I saw it. Thanks for taking the plunge and sharing your thoughts on how it performs. Congrats on a great add!

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 04-10-2016, 09:31 PM
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(04-10-2016, 06:08 PM)refles Wrote: Very distinctive looking strop Jamie, always wanted to know how this one performed when I saw it. Thanks for taking the plunge and sharing your thoughts on how it performs. Congrats on a great add!


Thanks Fabian, it's a quality piece of kit superb finish the construction gives it an extremely rigid feel it feels like a hybrid a cross between a paddle strop and hanging strop.

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 04-17-2016, 10:53 AM
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Hi Jamie, 
I have one too (Elm burl if i remember right) and like the light draw on the leather. How do you find the flax? I use the leather as my main strop but have been a bit wary of the flax as it seems like it could be a bit harsher than a linen or cotton.

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 04-17-2016, 11:07 AM
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Mike I have 5 strops and a seperate linen component which I tend to use mostly, I understand your concern I would advise you get yourself a stainless steel ruler then using the edge strop the linen side with a fare amount of force, do this daily for a few weeks I'm sure then linen with eventually soften and make a fine stropping surface.

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 04-17-2016, 12:25 PM
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Lovely strops Jamie.

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 04-18-2016, 02:49 AM
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(04-17-2016, 12:25 PM)Nishy Wrote: Lovely strops Jamie.

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Thanks Anvish.

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 04-18-2016, 06:25 AM
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  • evnpar
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Beautiful strop, Jamie. It's difficult to find a strop with just the right draw and feel to it. Congratulations.

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 04-18-2016, 08:16 AM
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(04-18-2016, 06:25 AM)evnpar Wrote: Beautiful strop, Jamie. It's difficult to find a strop with just the right draw and feel to it. Congratulations.

Thanks Richard, it's a real deal breaker for me finding the right draw is a difficult one as we all know, some like a heavy draw some a light I'm bang in the middle of the two what I would call medium light.

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