A strop is a leather strip used to polish the edge of a chisel, plane iron or a knife. Stropping is the final part of the sharpening process in achieving a truly sharp edge. Stropping has always been the accepted way to finishing a cut throat razor guaranteeing the closet of shaves. Unlike honing which removes metal from the bevel, stropping burnishes away any microscopic metal strands clinging to the edge and polishes the bevel and back of the blade. Once the point where these two meet is as smooth as possible, the edge will be at its sharpest.
Includes: 8" x 3" Double-Sided Leather sharpening strop and Superfine Polishing Compound.Unfortunately this item is not currently available. Please call us on 01473 784983 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our waiting list.