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How to use a Leather Strop: Get All Knives and Chisels Razor Sharp

by BeaverCraft Team 05 Mar 2020 0 Comments
paddle strop sharpening

What is a leather strop and how to use a strop?

A strop is a special surface (usually it's made of leather) designed to remove any burr left after knife sharpening on a stone.

Leather Strop Block or just Leather Strop?

It's up to you, either you choose a leather strop block or even a paddle strop with a handle. It's just the matter of convenience, nothing more. While just a leather sharpening strop can be a good option if you love traveling and living lightweight. All in all, leather strops allow you to get the super sharp edge.

first paddle strop

Leather Strop Block LS4P1

second paddle strop

Paddle Strop with a Handle LS1P1

third paddle strop

Leather Strop with Compound LS2P1

What are polishing compounds? How to use? 

It's possible to strop the knives just on a leather. But more efficient results can be received with the help of stropping compound. 

Stropping compound is a polishing agent that usually comes as a block. Often it's hard and the texture reminds of a crayon. You should apply it to the leather or strop block like with a crayon.

How to strop your knives properly?

We made a tutorial for you on using a leather strop on knives and chisels. Check it out and make sure to follow the shown stropping steps in the tutorial. 


Check out BeaverCraft Leather Strops Range:

paddle strop

Leather Strop Block LS4P1

another paddle strop

Paddle Strop with a Handle LS1P1

one more paddle strop

Leather Strop with Compound LS2P1

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