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Closed For Vacation
August 13th Update: Back Again August 25th
I will be closed for vacation until August 25th. When I am back I will be running my 3" Original strops, my 3" Plain Vanilla strops, my 2 1/2" Synthetic Vegan Friendly strop and my 2" Companion Travel strop. As always these are made here by hand one at a time so supplies often sell out early in the week. Thanks!
Something New, Something Old, My Original. A Simple, Clean Design, Heirloom Strop !
I am currently offering my Original strops. I had some requests for matching color handles and wanted to go back to one of my original, more streamlined designs, the strop model I started out with so many years ago, the Original ! These are made from the best leather available with zero flaws or range marks.
Synthetic Vegan Friendly Strops
Great news for those who wanted to get into straight razor shaving but we unable because all the strops on the market were made from leather. I offer strops in my exclusive Vegan Friendly Synthetic material that peforms nearly as well as leather and is super durable. I now offer a 2 1/2" Vegan Friendly strop with Dee Ring Grips and a Firm, Fine Weave Cotton.
I am sorry but I am no longer able to ship outside of the USA.
Premium Heirloom Leather Strops
I make 2", 2 1/2" and 3" Artisan and Original strops with either Dee Ring Grips or my heavy 3-ply Handles. Depending on width alll of my strops come with your choice of my firm, fine weave 100% Cotton or my upgraded natural Genuine Linen (on 2 1/2" strops only). No mystery cloth here, no calling cotton cloth linen when it is not. And don't forget that my strops have always featured modular construction for easy replacement of components. I also use the best leather available with zero flaws and range marks. Yes, most hides are full of natural flaws inherent in the leather that will typically have little to no effect on use but that is just not good enough for the strops I put my Heirloom name on. I will only use flawless pieces for the main strop body. Any pieces with tiny marks or cosmetic issues become my inexpensive practice strops that I offer as an option when you purchase one of my top quality strops. The difference is in the details!
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Colossians 3:23 (King James Version)
~ The Heirloom Razor Strop Co. ~
Designer And Maker Of The Original Artisan Strops !
Hand Crafted Strops and Leather Goods Directly From The Craftsman
Thanks for looking at my products. This is a small, Christian owned and run business and my products are all made here by hand, by me. I'm not a big business with a storefront or staff, and I don't stock and resell some other makers products or have others simply manufacture to my design. I am the craftsman, the manufacturer and the designer.
All of my products are designed, cut and finished completely within my own shop. My familiar strop, handle and cap designs, and the use of modular construction are now common with other makers. All of these innovations started here at The Heirloom Razor Strop Company and were based on my years of experience in leatherworking. My designs and materials have evolved the past 8 years through hands on testing of many prototypes and much positive customer feedback. When you buy an Heirloom Strop you buy from the designer and the maker.
The Difference Is In The Details
The components for my products are made here in small runs each week and then assembled to order one at a time as I fill each request. I don't make up dozens of strops and simply fill orders, I build to your requests from my proven designs and materials. My designs and leather options will vary from time to time but will always be from materials that have proven themselves over the years.
My hides are all selected and purchased in person so I can be assured of the best surface quality. Each strop piece is cut one at a time and hand worked to provide just the right feel from premium #1 grade hides. Typically only 60% of the hide is deemed usable for what I will put my Heirloom name on. The rest becomes trim pieces, practice strops or is thrown away as waste. If I would not own and use it myself, I will not sell it.
Notice the detail work that goes into my strops. Edges are beveled, rounded, burnished and when appropriate beaded as well for a finished look. The handles and end caps are all edge dyed to enhance the finish and all screw heads are aligned for a more uniform appearance. This all takes more time but is the only proper way to do the job. I don't build for speed and efficiancy, I build for quality and to do the best job possible. My strops don't only need to perform well, they must be built well. The difference really is in the details.
My Artisan, Heirloom, Old No.2, Notovan, Companion, Fast Bridle and Old Timer strops are of my own design and are only available directly through me. Please note that similar looking designs, handles and components, and "Heirloom" and "Artisan" named strops and sets found elsewhere are simply copies of my own designs, neither made by, nor endorsed by me.
Original 3" Fast Bridle! This Version Of The Old No. 2 Is A Simple, Clean Version Of An Old Favorite. Made With My New 7 to 8 oz Specially Finished Fast Bridle Leather With Dee Rings Or Heavy 3-Ply Handles
Available Again Aug. 25th
- Price: $74.00
Artisan "Mock Roo" Cowhide Companion Travel Strops! These Artisan Companion Strops are made with a tough Special Cowhide and pack into a small sturdy can for travel use. An Heirloom Razor Strop Exclusive
Available Again Aug.25th, Only 9 Left
- Price: $48.00
A Basic "Plain Chocolate" 3" Fast Bridle Leather Dee Ring Strop To Get You Started.
Available Again Aug.25th
- Price: $45.00