In this section you will see Hanging strops for the beginner and expert alike. Do you wonder why you may not see a specific brand of strop? We pride ourselves on testing each product to the extreme, which is why we will NOT sell certain brands of strop at The Classic Edge! We have found many strops that will actually NOT keep your razor "Shave Ready", and the saddest part is that our competitors sell them without blinking an eye. We even see people promoting these strops and shaving forums, for what reason is obvious..... Why is selling a below quality strop such a big deal and why are we so against it? Picture this. A New shaver decides to get into Straight Razor Shaving, he goes to the first store he sees. Wow, look at that $100 strop! It's beautiful and costly, so it must be quality, especially when the seller is a big name in the industry. Now this new shaver starts to try and learn to keep his razor sharp, but for some reason he or she cannot. First thought, "is it me?" Must be, so I am just not cut our for this. Just lost a new member in the World of Straight Razor Shaving! This kills me....... So to prevent this nightmare I test each strop on 500 razors before bringing it to my clients. There are Millions of strops that are just not good enough, and please understand this is not a ploy to sell you my strops. I would be more than happy for you to take a model I have and buy it somewhere else as long as you know it's one of these brands we have available. For example, Illinois Strop has many models, but 90% of them are not good enough for us to sell. So I sell the Russian Leather because it doesn't need to be broken in. I also sell the Barber Strop model which is NOT broken in but I do spend some time pre-treating them before you use them, because of I just sent it to you without re-working it you would be wasting your time. The rest I cannot sell because they take forever to break in. All the German & French strops work great without any breaking in. In regards to English Bridle, there are hundreds of kinds so testing is very important before choosing. If you do decided to buy from us I give you my word as the owner that every strop that leaves The Classic Edge will be ready to strop out of the box. Did you already buy a pricey strop and it doesn't work well? Then buy one of our English Bridle Board strops, they are inexpensive and compete with the best strops in the industry hands down. When buying your first strop your best bet is the board strop, why? It's 3" wide and nice and flat, but also keep in mind that you could nick or cut your first strop when learning so better to cut a $30 strop than a $100 strop! Trust me, we have all cut our first strop... I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to visit our online store and I promise you will see many more video's shedding some light on the World of Wet Shaving.