10-16-2012, 07:24 AM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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Hi Folks!
Photos of a seldom seen strop cap are shown as an addition to the "Quality of BBW for Honing" long term threads and specifically to the strop Forum. I am posting these photos of a 2½" / 60mm strop cap from who knows when. Among the things on my to do list is giving it some riding breeches. It appears to have been used for quite a period of time. I haven't gotten it lapped completely flat yet.

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Enjoy the possibilities!
~Richard

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 10-17-2012, 03:18 AM
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  • oscar11
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Thanks, Richard. That's an interest piece. Never seen one before.

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 11-02-2012, 05:04 AM
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I saw a strop in an antique store with that exact hardware and nearly bought it. The leather was all dried out and a mess so I left it. I love the heritage of a piece like that.

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 11-04-2012, 10:38 AM
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  • geezer
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The Strop-hone needed new clothes, so! A length of veg tanned belly leather I found at Tandy a year ago for $5 and some putzing made it happen. The strop is great even though the leather looks hard. Gum Dragon sealed and finished the edges. It is longer than my other strops by the length of the cap. It performed well on the newly honed John Jay.
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 11-04-2012, 09:25 PM
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Richard, great job on the strop!

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