Herold 189J Russian Leather with Linen Rear Razor Strop (2 x 15″) Made in Solingen Germany OUT OF STOCK NO DELIVERY DATE


Herold 189J Russian Leather and Linen Strop | Made in Solingen, Germany | 2×15″ Stropping Area

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Made by a multiple-generation, family-owned Solingen company for nearly a century, the Herold strops represent the majority of the production you’ll find for calfhide strops from Germany bearing the SOLINGEN trademark.

The ‘189’ means that it is 5cm (2″) across, and the “J” here refers to the thicker, spongier, and perhaps flatter secondary cut (these are what’s referred to as split-side hides, meaning the ‘rear’ of the 189J represents the exterior of the calf); that’s what the ‘Kern’ writing atop the strop refers to, that you get the core cut, below the ‘Ri’ first planing.

There’s over 15″ of meaningful stropping zone between the boot-stitched sewn endcaps, the top of which has a swiveling ring and the bottom a stationary D-ring to get a good grab.

Herold’s calf hide’s vegetable tanned in traditional methods that have not meaningfully changed in the entire company’s history.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 18 × 4 × 4 in