Made only for The Classic Edge Shaving Store and part of the Ashcroft Collection, these beautiful pieces of Art are made in very small runs. Mr. Ashcroft is known for his attention to detail and love for the Art of Straight Razor Shaving. Working together we have come up with a user friendly one piece strop, and since it is made of English Bridle there is no need for a Canvas back. We decided on 2 3/4" for the width as this is between the 2 1/2" and 3" strops which are the most popular widths on the market today. On all but the largest razors, no "X" pattern stropping is needed although we do recommend it. The leather is already pre-treated so no break in period is needed. The working surface length is 18" long. Many strops are either two short and some too long so this was taken into consideration when deciding which length works best. Too short and you have to do too many passes with more chances to cut your strop, too long and it is not comfortable. The handle is what really sets this strop aside from all others. Made with solid Walnut this design is meant for several different ways to hold your strop, even if you are right or left handed. Easily the most handsome strop available today.