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Japanese Shell Cordovan C1 Strops (3")

$245.00
Japanese Shell Cordovan C1 Strops (3")

Japanese Shell Cordovan C1 Strops (3")

$245.00
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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. The Japanese instill a patience into the process that takes nearly a year of painstaking handcrafting detail. These strops have a usable stropping area of 3" wide and start at 17.5" in length (priced accordingly to length). Currently we offer Italian pull-up leather for our accent leather pieces in Aqua or Olive. 

We buy the largest shells available on the market to provide our customers with the longest usable strop length possible. The longest usable strop length we have seen in the shell cordovan strop market is 15.5" for a 3" wide strop (if you can find them as most shell cordovan strops are 2.5" wide). Our C1 Shell Cordovan Strops start at 17" of usable strop space while our C3+ versions start at 19.5". The limited supply of Shell Cordovan in the global market comes in a standardized 4oz weight as it is generally designated to the luxury shoe, wallet, and watch strap markets. This is the strop you buy if you want the best leather surface for your razor. If you prefer a heavier guage strop, we refer you to our North of Cordovan strops that guage in at 9oz thickness. 

These strops utilize C1 Construction, a 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. Our 3" strops come with a gigantic 4" O-ring! For more intracate leatherwork, checkout our Shell Cordovan Katana Strop (C3+ Construction). It is inspired by the Japanese Katana Sword made famous by the Samuri. All of our strops come with a thick cotten Dust/Travel bag with our logo.