Manufactured by Razor Emporium in our own shop in Phoenix, AZ
This handsome American Made horsehide strop made with russet horsehide from Horween Leather Tannery is ideal for both performance and value for today's traditional shaving enthusiast. Featuring 3 inch wide, 18 inch stropping area, you get an easy to use, well made strop that will keep your straight razor sharp and keen. The quality of this strop is unparalled and the results, incredible.
This Russet Horsehide Strop is different than our Latigo and English Bridle becuase it has a tumble finish, similar to a fiberous suede. This soft surface increases the surface area when you strop and provides incredible results with fewer passes!
- American horse hide leather- a high quality, supple leather with medium draw
- American cotton-canvas back to de-burr your edge and protect your leather side
- 3 inch wide to eliminate a cross stroke pattern and make it easier to learn how to strop for the first time
- Hand assembled and finished in the USA
- Replacement parts available here
3" Razor Emporium Russet Horsehide & Canvas Straight Razor Strop - Made in USA
I have been straight razor shaving for about 5 years. I have accumulated many strops and thought I’d give this one a try based on the sale point of more surface area and maybe more polishing ability. I have to say, it brought out the best of my jnats. I was getting great edges before. But to consistently get edges that I can just wipe the hair off is unbelievable. ZERO irritation shaves. Where do I begin? The feedback is amazing. The razor gets real slippery to let you know it’s done. The strop has a light to medium light feedback so there is zero fatigue. Takes fewer rounds as well as others have said. The linen is wonderful also. Don’t hesitate it will be the last strop you buy and the ease of use is amazing. It brought a dull razor back to insane keenness as well! I waited a couple weeks to review to really see if I liked it. I notice it convex’s the edge a bit. I used to hold the razor spine almost flat before. Now I have to shave at a 10-15 deg. angle because there is a sweet spot now. But the shave is effortless like Teflon through the whiskers. I know there is debate about the HHT but my hair just silently falls apart with no grab at all parts of the blade it’s like a HHT 6. Sometimes it will literally split the hair. Thank u and please continue to make these for when my boys grow up!
I purchased this horsehide and canvas strop from Razor Emporium after I nicked my old leather strop with my straight razor. After watching Matt’s YouTube videos on proper stropping technique, I refined my skills with this 3” and what a difference! It’s very nice and soft and very easy to handle!
“Keep your blade sharp, your hand scissor sharp, and your skill razor sharp in all that you do”
Shipping was fast and the quality for the money is undeniable. The leather side does have some blemishes though. Maybe it was a floor model or something. Either way, these blemishes won’t affect the performance at all and I’ll get plenty of use out of it.
I tried different Straight Razor Strop, but I really liked this one. He is worth every cent. Many thanks to Razor Emporium for a great job.
THIS REVIEW EMAILED TO US FROM A TRADESHOW CUSTOMER:
I've been eyeing this type of strop for a while and I was ecstatic when I saw it at the Big Shave East. There was Matt with a smile on his face, taking the time to answer all my newbie questions, showing he has the patience of a saint. I ended up purchasing it and took it home and put it right to use. I have to say it works much better than my homemade strop or the cheap gold dollar strop I have. I can't say enough good things about this strop. For the price the quality is excellent. I am very pleased with the strop and with Matt's service. Will definitely buy from you again.
They are not joking about fewer laps. I love the grain patterning. The texture is more impressive after massaging leather balm into it. I do plan to purchase more of them. The canvas side is great, too.
So, I decided to finally order this strop after reading all the good reviews. It was shipped fast which was awesome. When I opened up the box and took the strop out, I wasn't impressed at all. It looked like it went through a war zone. Anyways I thought I might have just received a bad egg. So, I'm going to give it one last try and order the burgundy strop.
Really nice product and I really like that it is 3" wide. It's hard to find many strops that are 3" wide. Get ya one!
High quality strop, and super easy to use. Making stropping a pleasure.