Without a good quality strop it doesn't matter how much you spend on a Straight Razor. With all the options available for strops out there, only a handful can get the job done. At The Classic Edge we are extreme in regards to quality which is why we have so little options regarding what strops we sell. Have you asked yourself why a specific strop is not available at The Classic Edge? Simple, it did not pass our testing stage. I have spent over 6 years researching leather to find the perfect material for future strops. We do not personally make them but have them made by a highly skilled Artisan one strop at a time. One leather that truly caught my eye was an Antique Japanese Strop that had a Gold Suede type material that was unlike any I have ever seen. The feedback was outstanding, so finally I have found a Tanner that would make and sell this to the Artisan for us. After careful design and hundreds of stropped razors, we have the PERFECT strop.
Now most board strops and paddles are just not long enough and for many reasons. Cost to ship is one, the cost of materials and labour. How many videos are out there of people teaching others how to strop with custom strops not available to the rest of us. We have all said it at some point while watching these videos, "Where the hell can I get one of those!" The Professional Strop is the strop I had custom made for myself and have been using everyday for the last couple of years and now it is available to you. Everyone will end up using it in their own way, but I start on the Gold side and finish on the English Bridle back side. Or you can do it the other way around. Test it for yourself and see what gives you the best results.
Some points regarding the design. The hard wood has been slotted to give that hanging strop feel without the danger of rolling the edge, and the rubber feet are screwed in instead of glued. Keep in mind that these are not mass produced and are made in small batches. So if you see they are sold out I can only recommend that you check back once a week for new stock. At The Classic Edge we take great pride in not only our products but our Customer Service, and we know that not only will you be satisfied with this strop, you will Love it! Thank you so much for visiting our online store and even more for your patronage.
*Please note: Leather colour may vary from strop to strop. Also depending on what monitor you view from. English Bridle is tan to light brown in colour, and the suede type leather is light tan to dark goldish in colour.