05-31-2016, 01:58 PM
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Good Day Gents,


We all know the quality that Tony Miller is known for and I have had several of his strops (2 Fast Bridal and 1 Steerhide) well I had come across a "Notovan" Strop that he used to make and had inquired about one and asked him if he ever decided to make a Notovan I would like to try one, well ask and yea shall receive.

Here is the latest in my arsenal of strops, 2 1/2" "Notovan" with Flax Linen, I had received this one with two "D" ring handles but had an extra 3-Ply in my drawer so i opted to remove the "D" rings and go down to one handle, not sure it's going to work well but it's nice to have the one handle to flip ( I did the same thing on my Fast Bridal )

Anyway here are a few pics of his quality work, from my understanding "Notovan" is supposed to exhibit similar characteristics to Cordovan, I know my Kanayama is supposed to be Cordovan, the draw on this one is very fast similar to the Kanayama, the FB is what I would call a medium light and the Scrupplework oil tanned is very heavy almost magnetic, not sure how it will change once it's broken in but it's a beautiful strop.


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 05-31-2016, 02:00 PM
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  • eengler
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Wonderful! Enjoy it.

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 05-31-2016, 06:14 PM
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Really nice - enjoy!

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 05-31-2016, 08:44 PM
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Just lovely! Thumbsup

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 05-31-2016, 09:51 PM
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Very nice William, I have a Tony Miller Heirloom 2 Horsehide it's a great strop.

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 06-01-2016, 03:48 AM
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Awesome and it looks like it would be a light draw on that strop for sure!  I noticed the indented perimeter of the strop.......do you think that it takes away from being smooth all the way to the edges or is it of no real concern when stropping?

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 06-01-2016, 04:39 AM
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  • EricM
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Really nice.  You can tell it's quality through and through!!

Eric

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 06-01-2016, 05:46 AM
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  • evnpar
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Beautiful strop, enjoy.

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 07-22-2016, 06:17 PM
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Tony Miller makes wonderful strops.  Not all of his strops are available all the time, but they are worth the wait.

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 07-23-2016, 04:26 AM
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(06-01-2016, 03:48 AM)Str8shaver Wrote: Awesome and it looks like it would be a light draw on that strop for sure!  I noticed the indented perimeter of the strop.......do you think that it takes away from being smooth all the way to the edges or is it of no real concern when stropping?

The draw is very, very smooth like "Glassy" it sounds like you are tearing a piece of paper when stropping, the finished edges have no affect on stropping, I have compared non scientifically edges from strop to strop (Kanayama, TM Fast Bridal, TM Notovan and Scruppleworks Oil tanned) other than draw I honestly cannot tell a difference, the Scruppleworks is a magnetic strop and with 1/2 hollows and such it become very grippy so I have to be mindful or a cut will be in my future, the Notovan is glassy as I said and it's kinda hard for me to get a feel for the return trip towards me on smaller blades, I honestly seem to reach for my Fast Bridal most of the time.

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