The Herold #155Ri is a nice sized piece of the cowhide, with a swiveling hook at the top, a D-ring at the bottom, and end caps sewn in to the stropping leather.
YOU STROP THE RAZOR UPON THE LEATHER YOU SEE SURROUNDED BY THE ENDCAPS WITH THE “PRIMA RINDLEDER GERMANY” AND “HEROLD SOLINGEN GERMANY” WRITING. Nothing can be of use on the back with a straight razor; get a good strip of denim, another cheaper strop, or an old seat belt slice and use that as your ‘prep’ side to clean the edge before taking it to this leather if you must.
Great for beginners scared of hurting the costlier options, spendthrifts whom still seek the high quality of German production, or as a committed sharpening paste/spray solution for occasional use with something like Dovo’s red paste or Thiers-Issard diamond/alum-oxide paste.
Herold’s calf hide’s vegetable tanned in traditional methods that have not meaningfully changed in the entire company’s history.