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All of our strops are made from horse, and only two sections of the horse. We offer North of Cordovan and Shell Cordovan strops. Horse offers the densest fiber compaction of all the leathers available, which makes it the pinnacle choice for a Barbershop Strop. North of Cordovan is often called horse rump or horse butt. This really confuses people because Shell Cordovan references two oval membranes that come from the cheeks of the horse's butt. Think of the Shell Cordovan membrane as the meat in a sandwich, while North of Cordovan is the top piece of bread riding north (lower back) of the Shell Cordovan (see diagram in product photos).

Our strops range from 2.5 inches to 3 inches wide, with varying lengths of usable strop area. We offer leather strops in three construction methods (C1, C2+, C3+). Our first method is C1, meaning one construction technique utilizing solid brass rivets to assemble the cut pieces of leather. This is the industry standard and offers premium functionality for the Utilitarian Shaver. What seperates our C1 Construction from other strops on the market, is our addition of oversized solid brass O-rings as handles. Others use D-rings, which may cramp the knuckles and not accomodate larger hands.

For the connoisseur who wants premium utility, but also appreciates intricate and detailed leatherwork, we offer our C3+ Construction. These strops come with heavy guage thick leather handles utilizing 3 Construction techiniques of glue, stitching, and rivets. On top of that, the Plus (+) stands for treating all leather edges with beveling, sanding, and burnishing for a better fit and finish in the hand, and appearance to the eye.

North of Cordovan C1 Strops (2.5")
$95.00
Our North of Cordovan Strop is Veg Tanned (never Chromexcel tanned) leather guaging in at 9oz. We take it a step further by boning the already densely compact horse fibers to give you an even better stropping experience! Usable stropping area is 2...
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North of Cordovan C1 Strops (3")
$125.00
Our North of Cordovan Strop is Veg Tanned (never Chromexcel tanned) leather guaging in at 9oz. We take it a step further by boning the already densely compact horse fibers to give you an even better stropping experience! Usable stropping area is 3...
North of Cordovan Barbarian C2+ Strops (3")
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Our North of Cordovan Barbarian Strop is Veg Tanned (never Chromexcel tanned) leather guaging in at 9oz. We take it a step further by boning the already densely compact horse fibers to give you an even better stropping experience! Usable stropping...
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Japanese Shell Cordovan C1 Strops (3")
from $245.00
Our Shell Cordovan Strops are made in-house with leather from the Shinki Hikaku Tannery of Kobe Japan. There are several Shell Cordovan Tanneries across the globe, but we admire the leather tanning coming out of Japan for the purpose of strops. Th...
Shell Cordovan Katana C3+ Strops (3")
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These special Strops were inspired by the Japanaese Katana Sword with its diamond wrapping made famous by the Samuri . We use C3+ construction utilizing glue, stitching, rivets, heavy guaged leather handles and all edges are treated with beveling,...