|B-Stock Item 20% Off: These items use less flattering part of the leather, and have some noticeable cosmetic blemishes, scratches and minor dents. The base also has a few minor scratches or dings. However these do not affect the function of the strop. Cosmetic blemishes, scratches and dents do not affect how leather strop performs when it comes to stropping. All Sales Final.|
For those who love stropping, but do not want to bother using any stropping compound, raw equine offers the best of both worlds. It contains a high concentration of silicate like the premium equine, and is dense, similar to rolled buffalo. However, it is low concentration of oils, which makes the surface less slippery, and offers lots of control during stropping.
The high silicate concentration makes it very usable without any stopping compound. But for those who want to load with stropping compound, we have found it takes 5-6K grit compound extremely well. It’s currently heavily used by Ryky in his latest sharpening kit.
- Raw Equine leather contains a high concentration of silicate like the premium equine, and is dense, similar to rolled buffalo.
- Ideal for loading with 5K - 6K grit compounds
- Offers lots of control during stropping
- 10 inch: 10" x 2.5" (25.5 x 6.4cm)
- 12 inch: 12" x 3" (30.5 x 7.6cm)
- Comes with slip-free silicone rubber feet
Tempered Glass Base
Back by popular demand, and in limited supply are strops with tempered glass base plates. Ryky loves playing and experimenting with different materials for his strops, and the last time he made strops with temper glass was back in 2018, and all 100 pieces made were sold out in a matter of days. Now he's releasing another 200 pieces for a limited time.
With the same level of attention that Ryky put into everything he designs, these temper glass plates have a high polish all around and have chamfered edges and corners, and are very comfortable to hold.
Thickness: 8mm / 0.3"
American White Oak Base
Ryky wanted to make a strop base using one of America’s most beloved hardwoods. White oak is very stable and has great water resistant properties, which makes it well-suited for his strop blocks. Being around an environment where water is the norm, having a hardwood that is resistant to warping is a must. If white oak is good enough to be used on century-old bards and school house exteriors, it is good enough for Ryky's strops. With the same level of attention that he put into everything he designs, all of the corners and edges are hand sanded, and are very comfortable to hold.
White Oak base is sourced and made in the USA.
Thickness: 20mm / 0.8"
As one of the most prized types of wood in Japan, it is also referred to as “sacred” wood. The straight grain enhances it’s elegance, and has been known to have a light “lemony” scent.
Hinoki is also higher rot resistant due to its natural oils. For those who appreciate the appeal of classic Japanese furniture, Hinoki strop blocks will make a great addition to your knife sharpening kit. With the same level of attention that Ryky put into everything he designs, all of the edges are finished by hand sanding to show the classic beauty of hinoki wood. An engraved Ryky logo can be found on one side of the the wood base.
Thickness: 16mm / 0.6"
Carbon Fiber Base
Ryky made carbon fiber strops in 2018 just as a fun experiment for himself. As a cyclist, carbon fiber has a special place in his heart. After making the first batch of carbon fiber bases and selling out immediately, he decided against making more, simply because of their raw cost. After refining the manufacturing and finishing process, he is releasing another small batch, just for those diehard fans of carbon fiber, or those who simply enjoy having things made with exotic materials.
With the same level of attention that he put into everything he designs, these have custom CNC chamfered edges and corners, and are very comfortable to hold.
Thickness: 8mm / 0.3"
- Designed by Ryky Tran in California
- Strop Leather Sourced in USA
- Leather Made in USA
- Assembled in Hong Kong