Made of a high-quality natural leather, the Kanayama #6300 strop is hand-finished in Japan. The #6300 strop is crafted from real cordovan horse leather, and is ideal for the heavy-user who makes a hobby of sharpening. You'll find two strops bound together by a metal clamp: the canvas strop is used to warm your blade before honing, and the leather strop is the surface on which you sharpen. At the head of the metal clamp, you'll find a snap hook, used to fasten your strop to a fixed surface, allowing you to sharpen safely. Keep this strop somewhere handy: your blade and your shave will rely on it in times of dullness.
Unlike sharpening stones, all Kanayama strops have roughly the same grit. Each model number instead represents the thickness of the leather. Ranging from 2196 to 80000, thicker strops will last longer, but require more material and time to craft and are therefore more expensive items.
Famously made in Tokyo by one man, Mr. Kanoyama, whose brand was formed when he misspelled his own name, these strops have become world famous for their quality and durability. Look for the Kanayama logo on each strop.
Dimensions: 2.7 x 23.6 inches (68 mm x 600 mm)
Materials: Natural leather, metal snap hook, and canvas strap
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A straight razor shave is an experience like no other. The Fendrihan Osprey Straight Razor Gift Set brings together a beautiful, French straight razor with all the affordable accessories necessary to dive headlong into one of modern man’s most distinguished traditions.
Stylish and unique, the Thiers Issard Limited Edition La Legende Straight Razor features a 6/8” high carbon steel blade with a full hollow grind. Crafted in France, the spine is marked by a beautiful pyramid pattern, and bears the Thiers-Issard name and crown.
Combined with a carefully-selected Fendrihan soap and mug, and a strop from Ruitertassen, you're off to the races with everything you need to get started.
1 Thiers Issard Limited Edition La Legende Straight Razor
6/8" high carbon steel blade with pyramid spine decoration.
1 65 g Fendrihan Coconut & Vanilla Shaving Soap
This vegan, glycerin based soap is made in Germany, and contains no parabens.
1 Porcelain Apothecary Shaving Bowl
Hand-turned in Europe, it's the perfect shape for whipping up a thick lather.
1 Ruitertassen Natural Leather Hanging Strop
This product of belgium features a natural leather with a rich, honey patina.
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Herold Solingen's Red Foam Strop is a first-rate paddle strop, made in Germany from a special Russian leather and wooden handle. This paddle strop is split-side, lending it an ideally abrasive surface for sharpening. It contains red foam in its centre, a design which gives your razor an optimally springy surface on which to hone. The wooden handle is delightfully comfortable in your hand, and the paddle is light to hold, making your sharpening experience all the more effortless. Invest in a premium quality paddle strop, and take care of your grooming implements the proper way.
Since 1919, Herold Solingen has been producing premium quality leather strops as razor honing tools. Made by Kohl & Laibach out of Solingen, Germany, these strops use a special Russian leather and a vegetable tanning process to create strops of unparalleled quality and craftsmanship.
Made in Solingen, Germany
Stropping Area: 8" x 1 1/2"