How to Use a Leather Strop?

Answer 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 »

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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 Use a Barber Strop?

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 »

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 Wear a Leather or Faux Leather Biker Jacket?

Biker Jackets or motorcycle jackets are an excellent addition to your wardrobe. These are powerful pieces and some care must be taken while incorporating them into your outfits. For the animal love... Read More »