About the product
BLUE EEL STROP
Our signature series Blue Eel strop is a beautiful addition to any kit. Beautiful elegant leather + thick blue canvas and quality connectivity brass.
A strop is a flexible piece of leather, canvas or any soft material. The function of a strop is to straighten and polish the blade's edge and work off any burr left behind by sharpening stones.
Never move the blade towards the cutting edge as it will cut into the strop, resulting in a dull edge to the blade and damage to the strop.
A few strokes are usually sufficient. A strop is best used before you even think your edge is dull.
Used consistently, it is a key step in maintaining the sharpness of a razor's edge.
You strop on the leather surface, not the rough leather bottom, but you use the very top of the strop. Use the blue part to wipe the blade just before you start to strop.
Stropping is a swiping motion that pulls the cutting edge of a blade away from a strip of leather in order to sharpen the blade. It’s a great method of keeping a razor clean and easy to use as it produces a very sharp final edge.
Stropping helps smooth the rough edges off your blade and sets the teeth in alignment—it gives a straight razor a keen edge to help make shaving easier.
Hanging strops are the most common. They consist of a canvas strap and a leather strip.
There are two key things to consider when you are stropping your razor:
- Always draw the blade away from the cutting edge so that the razor doesn’t dig into the leather.
- Hold the razor at the same bevel angle consistently throughout the stropping process.
- VERY IMPORTANT - If you raise the angle up or lower it down, it will affect the edge of the razor in the wrong way and you will destroy the edge.
For a few DIY videos and more info see this post.
YOUR LIFETIME & MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
We are sure you will love this razor set and our warranty is simple and straightforward. If you don’t like it for any reason we will offer you a full refund.
Our razors have kept thousands of men (and their women) happy with baby soft faces made for touching and looking great.