2 1/2" and 3" Heirloom Artisan Premium Fast Bridle Strops
2 1/2" or 3" SPECIAL FINISH ARTISAN FAST BRIDLE ~ LIGHT TO MEDIUM DRAW
My 8 to 9 oz. Artisan Old No. 2 Specially Finished Premium Fast Bridle Leather is available with matching Fast Bridle leather trim and Dee Rings or Handles.
The front component is a medium/heavy 8 to 9 oz. Premium Bridle type leather that has been specially finished to provide a fast, light draw. It is buttery smooth with a velvet-like draw and needs no breaking in. It is hand worked to give just the right suppleness and to help it resist cupping. While not technically "bridle" leather is has a similar tanning which provides a very silky draw and the waxes and oils helps make this a very stable leather and resistant to movement due to humidity.
This 3" model is joined at the top to a second component of my Heavy Weight, Medium Weave Cottonand the 2 1/2" to a firm, fine weave cotton. My Genuine Linen is no longer available. These standard cotton second components work well.
These feature Dee Ring Grips (Standard) or my original design heavy 3-ply leather handles (+$14.00) with a 2 1/2" or 3" wide x 17" long stropping surface. All strop edges are back beveled, rounded, and beaded. The heavy 3-ply handles and trim pieces are also rounded, back beveled and burnished for a more uniform appearance. It takes more time to do this detail work but is the only proper way to make a quality, finished looking product. And of course all of my strops feature Chicago Screw construction making them modular for easy component replacement should it be needed. The now popular modular construction and this handle design that you see from other makers was an Heirloom Razor Strop innovation over 8 years ago.
The dee ring models are 24" overall, the handle versions are 29" overall.
These are ready to use just as they arrive. I do not suggest using any dressings or pastes on this leather, just rub briskly with your hands before each use.
These are made to order so please allow 4 to 6 business days for me to complete your order.
Pictured are a 3" Fast Bridle with Heavy Cotton and Handles and a 3" Fast Bridle with Heavy Cotton and Dee Ring Grips.
The Difference Is In The Details
- Item #: ArtBridle