- Surface – cowhide leather and sandpaper
- Length of the leather/sandpaper part – 170 mm (6.69 inches)
- Total length – 310 mm (12.2 inches)
- Total width – 70 mm (2.76 inches)
- Base material – Ashwood
This strop for sharpening spoon knives is multi-functional and aims to keep your blades at peak performance. The strop is a versatile professional hook knives sharpening and honing system. The double-sided strop is divided into 2 parts – leather strop and sandpaper strop. The leather side is used for polishing, the replaceable sandpaper side – is for light sharpening.
The paddle is unique and can be a bit confusing to some, so let’s make it clear: like a razor strop, this strop for sharpening hook knives is used to put a very fine edge on your curved blade, use leather strop side with polishing compound to get the sharpest edge possible. The rough leather surface is used in conjunction with the polishing compound to remove hardened steels. It includes a bar of BeaverCraft polishing compound designed to adhere to the strop by rubbing the bar on the leather surface of the strop. Also two sheets of spare sandpaper are included.
Make your hook knives sharp again!
Spoon knife sharpening can be really confusing to some because it doesn’t seem to be right to strop them the same way you’d do a usual knife with a flat strop. That’s why we decided to make a tool specifically to make the spoon knife sharpening process more comfortable. So the LS5 knife sharpening strop you see in front of yourself has been designated as a main tool to answer the questions on how to sharpen a hook.
Knife sharpening strop properties
Everything that gets created by BeaverCraft here in Ukraine, which is the biggest country in Europe, aims to achieve the famous European quality in everything, including wood carving tools, is made out of only the most optimal materials there are in toolmaking. This knife sharpening strop won’t be an exception to that rule by any means.
It’s wooden paddle will be comfortable for you to hold while adjusting to the new tool and stropping your hook knives, the stropping surface itself serves different needs and will be a complete instrument for you to work on your knives. Having two sides that are of completely different material to make sure your knives are well-polished and sharpened will ensure you that by the end of the stropping session that hook knife will be ready to go at any hard or soft wood it sees.
Spoon knife sharpening is obligatory
In order for any tool to work properly it needs to be cared about. Spoon knives are included in that section as well. If you want to continue enjoying the simplicity and effortlessness of carving with such a tool, don’t forget about taking care of it. Polish it, sharpen it, make sure it’s always prepped for carving before you begin. The more you care for your tools, the longer they’ll serve you. And this unique stropping paddle for spoon knife sharpening will help you out.
How to sharpen a hook
The process won’t be much different from stropping a regular knife, although the shape and bevels will take some time to get used to. Try this unusual stropping instrument out. One of the sides can be used with a polishing compound to polish and smoothen out the cutting surface whereas the other, the sandpaper one, will get rid of any blade chips, residues on the knife and things even harder. Take a look at this tool and give it a chance!