Strope

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  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR
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  2. Rudedog

    Rudedog
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    I have two Chicago barber strops. Both very old and belonged to my Dad. They also have the canvas strop.One was heavily used the other near new. I mostly use a German travel type. It is a band on an hour glass piece of wood, from the 1930's. I am currently on the lookout for a 3" wide old 1970's hippie style mod squad belt so I can glue it to a board for my work bench. BTW I have one old straight razor left. The other ones were given to Uncles as they used them for their intended purpose.
     
  3. Rick Shaw

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    I just did touch ups on kitchen knife set on water stones. 3,000 8,000 12,000 16,000

    Finished off on a strip of scrap horsehide glued to a flat wood plank. Charged the smooth side with a little white jeweler’s paste and gave it about ten passes each side.
     
  4. Joe13

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    Leather on a hardwood board works for my knives.

    Made it myself from an old carpenters belt. The leather was well worn and broke in for me.
     
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  5. Certaindeaf

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    I use a trope.. a piece of tripe glued to a board.


















    not really
     
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  6. Stomper

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    I use hemp nailed to some plastic... guess that’s a drope.





    :D
     
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  7. Taco_lean

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    Used to use a belt stretched tight.... Now I have a all-in-one tool I really like. I charge it with a hard stick of polishing paste . 20180715_120446.jpg
     

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