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.