Leather Strop with American White Oak Base

by Burrfection

$49.99

I 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 my 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 my strops.

With the same level of attention that I put into everything I design, all of the corners and edges are hand sanded, and are very comfortable to hold. All American White Oak bases are sourced and made in the US, and only available in 10 inch size.

- Ryky Tran

Spec

  • 10 inch: 10" x 2.5" (25.5 x 6.4cm)
  • Thickness: 20mm / 0.8"
  • Slip-free silicone rubber feet

Rolled Buffalo Premium

The Best all-around leather for stropping. Period.

Rolled Buffalo strops are Burrfection's best selling strops. After testing dozens of types of leather, this particular grade of leather has proven to be suited for practically every type of knife steel. The leather is extremely resilient, and does not warp, and very dense, due to how it was finished. Can be loaded with any compound, or used bare. 

  • Premium grade leather for stropping your knives and razors to their absolute sharpest.
  • Perfect strop for beginners or pro knife sharpeners.
  • Suited for practically every steel type
  • Ideal for loading with 5K-14K grit compound or use naked (without loading)
  • Extremely resilient, flat - Perfect for stropping knives with micro-bevels

Buffalo hide strops are extremely glossy, and robust. They can be used with or without stropping compound, and will give your knives and razors an amazing edge. Buffalo hide is naturally oily, and glossy. 

Raw Equine Premium

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

Equine Ultra Premium

Amazing leather for stropping with or naked:

  • Premium grade leather for stropping your knives and razors to their absolute sharpest.
  • Equine leather has a very high concentration of silicate, and perfect for those who do not wish to load their strops with compounds.
  • Ideal for loading with 9K - 14K grit compounds
  • Offers the best tactile feel and control when using unloaded
  • 2 Size Choices: 10 inch (10" x 2.5") or 12 inch (12" x 3")

Equine strops are available in limited quantities. 

Shell Cordovan Ultimate

The highest quality leather known to man, and favorite of straight razor shavers.

  • Ultra Premium grade leather for stropping your knives and razors to their absolute sharpest.
  • Leather by legendary Horween Leather Co.
  • Surface is like glass, and perfectly suited to load with compounds ranging from 14K-100K grit
  • Takes over 6 months to make a batch
  • Only a dozen is made each month

These are available in extremely limited quantities.

Origin:

  • Designed by Ryky Tran in California
  • Strop Leather Sourced in USA
  • Leather Made in USA
  • American White Oak Sourced in USA
  • American White Oak Base Made in USA

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