The Well Shaved Gentleman / Heirloom Razor Strop Company

Church Of The Brethren

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



My Strops Are Available Now

I have a Limited Edition 2 1/2" Steerhide Artisan Strop available now featuring vintage T-Handle hardware and Genuine Flax Linen. This is a run of just 8 pieces and each will be consecutively numbered

I should have more Fast Bridle Artisan strops again on Wednesday and will be cutting more hides tomorrow afternoon

Email me with any questions or requests at heirphoto@comcast.net, thanks!


Christmas Shipping

Please note that there are just 1 1/2 weeks of shipping days left for Christmas orders and Dec. 20th is the last mailing day, not counting the actual time to build your order to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. Strops mailed after this date may or may not arrive in time. My strops tend to sell out quickly at this time of year and it is hard to get materials to make more near year's end. Please plan ahead and order early to avoid disappointment

I have my Premium Steerhide once again and also have some Fast Bridle. My Genuine Flax Linen is available on my 2 1/2" Artisan strop and also as a separate, cloth only strop as well as my unique Synthetic vegan friendly Strop.

I typically list small batches (5 to 10 pieces) of each strop model every Monday and they are assembled to order that week. My Artisan model strops tend to sell out quickly though, usually within a day or two so the best time to snag one is on Mondays. If I make good progress in the shop and catch up I do list more later each week so it pays to check back if you miss them on Monday or Tuesday

Please keep in mind that this is not my full time business so my shop time and product supply is always a bit limited. Thanks.



International Customers

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. I cannot however be responsible for mishandling of your strop if the forwarding service repackages my items for reshipment nor for any damage incurred by customs during inspection and repackaging.



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 scrapped if I feel the marks would affect stropping performance. 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 leather working. My designs and materials have evolved the past 12 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.



Sneak Peek ! Coming in 2018, Hand made Wooden Cutting Boards

Sneak Peek !  Coming in 2018, Hand made Wooden Cutting Boards

Hand Made Serving, Bread and Cheese Boards Coming In 2018

Available Early 2018

  • Price: $0.00

Limited Edition 2 1/2" Heirloom Artisan Premium Steerhide

Limited Edition 2 1/2" Heirloom Artisan Premium Steerhide

Artisan 2 1/2" Steerhide! This Limited Edition Version Of The Old No. 2™ Is Made With Premium Steerhide, Vintage Hardware and a Genuine Flax Linen Second Component. <8 Piece Numbered Edition

Available Now

  • Price: $105.00

3" Heirloom Artisan Premium Steerhide Strop

3" Heirloom Artisan Premium Steerhide Strop

Artisan 3" Premium Steerhide This 3" Version Of The Old No. 2™ Is Made With My 9oz Specially Finished Premium Steerhide Leather. With A Heavy Cotton Second Component And Dee Rings or Heavy 3-Ply Handles

Available Now

  • Price: $80.00

2 1/2" Heirloom Artisan Premium Steerhide Strop

2 1/2" Heirloom Artisan Premium Steerhide Strop

Artisan 2 1/2" Steerhide! This Version Of The Old No. 2™ Is Made With My New 5 to 7oz Specially Finished Steerhide. With A Fine Weave Cotton or Genuine Flax Linen Second Component And D-Rings or Heavy 3-Ply Handles

Available Now

  • Price: $80.00

3" Heirloom Artisan Premium Fast Bridle Strops

3" Heirloom Artisan Premium Fast Bridle Strops

Artisan 3" Premium Fast Bridle! This Version Of The Old No. 2™ Is Made With My Specially Finished Premium Fast Bridle Leather, Cotton And Dee Rings Or Heavy 3-Ply Handles

Should have more on Wednesday

  • Price: $80.00

3" Fast Bridle Leather "Plain Chocolate" Strops

3" Fast Bridle Leather "Plain Chocolate" Strops

A Basic But Great Quality "Plain Chocolate" 3" Fast Bridle And Cotton, Dee Ring Strop For The Shaver On A Budget

Available Now

  • Price: $55.00

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

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

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

Available Now

  • Price: $55.00

2" Artisan Companion Travel Strop

2" Artisan Companion Travel Strop

Artisan "Oiled and Brushed" 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 Now

  • Price: $40.00

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 Second Component. An Heirloom Razor Strop Exclusive

Available Now

  • Price: $80.00