How to Use a Barber Strop?

Answer A strop is a long leather strap that's used to help hone a straight razor to a "razor's edge." When a razor's blade is first sharpened, it's ground on a stone and then wiped clean. That edge is the... Read More »

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How to Use a Leather Strop?

Unlike honing, which is another blade sharpening technique, stropping a knife or straight razor puts a final, smooth finish to the tool's edge while polishing the metal. People have used strips or ... Read More »

How to Make a Leather Strop?

Strops are used by many who work with blades -- bookbinders, leatherworkers, barbers. A strop is simply a strip of leather, rough-side out, attached to a board and coated with a rubbing compound or... Read More »

How to Sharpen a Straight Razor With a Strop?

If you want to shave the old-fashioned way using a straight razor, you'll have to take care of your razor the old-fashioned way as well. That caretaking process includes stropping. Stropping, or ru... Read More »

How to Become a Better Barber?

You are a professional barber who receives good reviews from your customers at work. Good reviews are not enough for you, because you want to excel as a barber and ultimately become an expert. To b... Read More »