The Well Shaved Gentleman / Heirloom Razor Strop Company

Church Of The Brethren

Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.

Sorry, No Sunday Sales

My storefront is closed on Sundays. I do not make sales or reply to emails or questions on Sundays. I invite you to spend this day of rest as I do with family and friends. I and my products will be back again next week.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.

AUGUST 27th: My Strops Will Be Back Next Week

I will open again around Wednesday. I received a lot of orders on Saturday and need a few days to catch up before taking on more work. Thanks.

I am once again able to offer my Notovan Horsehide Strops. This leather is tanned with Cordovan horsehide for the first 30 days of the process and then hand rubbed with oils and waxes giving it a near Cordovan feel. I am offering it in both my best, Artisan level strops and for those on a tight budget as a Plain Chocolate, utility version as well. I will also have Vegan Friendly Synthetic and Flax Linen Strops available. My Fast Bridle Artisan models are not currently available and I do not know when the tannery will be running that leather again. Thanks!

I am sorry but I am no longer able to ship outside of the USA.

I know that many international customers use various package forwarding services here in the USA to forward their packages to other countries. An online search should turn up several choices for those of you in other countries who wish to order my products.

Premium Heirloom Leather Strops

I make my 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 Old No. 2™ name on. I will only use flawless pieces for the main strop body. Any pieces with range marks or cosmetic issues become either my Plain Vanilla™ strops or 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 9 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. Strop body edges are beveled, rounded, burnished and when appropriate beaded as well for a finished look. The handles and end caps are also back beveled, beaded and burnished 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.

2 1/2" Heirloom Artisan Premium Notovan Horsehide Strop

2 1/2" Heirloom Artisan Premium Notovan Horsehide Strop

Artisan 2 1/2" Premium Notovan Horsehide! This Version Of The Old No. 2™ Is Made With My Specially Finished Premium Notovan Horsehide with Cotton or Flax Linen Second Components, and D-Rings Or Heavy 3-Ply Handles

NEW - Available Wednesday

  • Price: $85.00

2 1/2" Fast Bridle Leather "Plain Chocolate" Strop

2 1/2" Fast Bridle Leather "Plain Chocolate" Strop

A Basic But Great Quality "Plain Chocolate" 2 1/2" Fast Bridle And Cotton or Flax Linen, Dee Ring Strop For The Shaver On A Budget

Available Wednesday

  • Price: $52.50

2 1/2" Heirloom Artisan Synthetic Vegan Friendly Strop

2 1/2" Heirloom Artisan Synthetic Vegan Friendly Strop

An Heirloom™ Original! My 2 1/2" Artisan™ Synthetic Strop Is A Unique Vegan Friendly Model With A Smooth Cotton or Genuine Flax Linen Second Component. An Heirloom Razor Strop Exclusive

Available Wednesday

  • Price: $80.00

2 1/2" Artisan Genuine Flax Linen Cloth Strop

2 1/2" Artisan Genuine Flax Linen Cloth Strop

Heirloom Artisan 2 1/2" Genuine Flax Linen Strop with Leather or Synthetic Trim, D-ring Grip or Leather Handle.

Available Wednesday

  • Price: $37.50