The Linen Strop by Herold solves a genuine need in the marketplace.
- a complementary piece for their fine 3″ width strops (#181Ri/181J) or alternatively the more spendy Dovo XL strop
- a perfect candidate for use w/ various pastes/sprays
For Daily Prep Before Leather, or for Sharpening
The Herold linen strop solves the needs for daily stropping preparation as well as for sharpening a razor with your strop, as this untreated piece of linen has been folded once and stitched in to the base so you have two stropping planes of 2×16″ exposed area, one to keep “dry” for daily use and the other for use with chromium oxide, Dovo red and green or red and black sharpening pastes, etc.
Give Dry Linen a Try Before Pasting, Just to Know the Feel
You can choose to impregnate the linen with Dovo or Herold’s white paste for linen, or you can use it as supplied (linen will tend to pill if kept dry, requiring occasional shaving with a sweater trimmer, but does provide a distinct feedback worth experiencing before committing paste as one cannot remove the white paste).
Captures Sharpening Pastes/Sprays with Ease
The surface of the natural linen (derived from flax) is tremendous at keeping a hold of various sharpening pastes and sprays.
Made by Hand in Germany from Master Craftsmen
Handmade in Solingen, Germany, by a company making leatherwares for shaving and manicurist applications for over 90 years.