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Illinois Razor Strop 2" x 20" Top Grain Cowhide with Handle - IRS206

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Part Number: IRS206
Manufacturer: Illinois Razor Strop
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IRS206: 2" x 20" Top Grain Cowhide with Handle
Illinois Razor Strop

Handcrafted, exceptional strops manufactured in the United States. Complete with sharpening canvas and swivel.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Elk Grove, CA
Nov 22, 2013
Pros: None
Cons: Overall Quality, Durability
Leather strip is very thin ..expected something much thicker
First Knife Center is my one stop destination for all things "knives" This strop , however, is a departure from the quality I have received in virtually every other product. First, as as a fellow who never used Strops before there are no instruction pertaining to the sequence of use..canvas first or canvas second. Second, the leather strop has a paper thin thickness on the leather side ...maybe my inexperience, but after stropping a few knives I had scraped off this ultra thin layer in several places ... down to the raw unrefined leather not suitable for its intended use. On the plus side, I stropped after using my DMT diamond sharpeners and went right to the canvas then the leather and got a hair popping edge / result. Suggest an insert ( very inexpensive that explains how to use it and the sequence of canvas and leather. For the price a paper thin layer of leather that scratches off so easily is unacceptable. It did produce a sharp edge on every knife ( 5 ) I used but I doubt it is durable enough to last very long ..I could return it ( knife center is great about returns ) but a low dollar and value product is not worth my time. Conversely after only using my Fine DMT sharpener it produced a great edge on various high quality Steel blades.
3 out of 5
Arlington, VA
Apr 14, 2011
it has a bit thin leather layer, if that can be called leather, however it works fine. i do not used the other side for finishing and its length is fine for me. Though, i wonder how long it will last to be honest..
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