Leather Razor Strop
Re-align your cut throat's blade at the correct angle for sharp, effective shaving.
Strop only before shaving. If you strop your razor immediately after shaving, any loose metal parts can break off and penetrate the leather, effectively turning it into sandpaper.
A light stropping of a cut throat razor on a proper leather strop will help to maintain it for many years of satisfying use. Straight razors must be properly cared for in order to ensure their performance longevity.
Herold Solingen Leather Strop.
After several shaves, your razor's cutting edge will become slightly more aligned with the head, which causes bluntness.
Stropping serves to polish the edge of the blade and to re-align it at the correct angle for sharp, effective shaving.
This strop is made from an extra solid natural cow leather.
It is strong enough to provide a re-finishing effect on your cut-throat razor, but also soft enough to prevent the blade from accidental damage.
Made in Germany.
Stropping is performed at a flat angle with the back of the razor laid on the strop; the razor is drawn in the direction away from the body.
The razor is then turned over on its back and drawn in.
Changing directions without turning the razor over can make the blade become round, losing its cutting properties as a result.
For more information, read our barbers' expert guide to sharpening and maintaining a cut throat razor.