Shell Cordovan Ultimate Leather Strop

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$101.99

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
  • 3 Base Choices: Polycarbonate, Tempered Glass or Hinoki
  • 2 Size Choices: 10 inch (10" x 2.5") or 12 inch (12" x 3")
  • Slip-free silicone rubber feet

These are available in extremely limited quantities

Polycarbonate Base

This is the standard strop base that we recommend, due to its extreme durability, light weight and aesthetic properties. Made of high quality polycarbonate glass sheet. These bases are highly transparent and highly resistant to impact. They are many times stronger than glass or HDPE, and almost unbreakable. It's also much lighter than tempered glass.

Thickness: 8mm / 0.3"

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"

Hinoki Base

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"

Origin:

  • Designed by Ryky Tran in California
  • Strop Leather Sourced in USA
  • Leather Made in USA
  • Assembled in Hong Kong

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