I like its portability, & compactness & it has great value...
very useful, but everyday users have to learn how to be careful and avoid cutting yourself while stropping
The suede side of the leather is used for the strop. It seemscto hold more compound that way and is easier to apply evenly. The strop surface is 1 inch wide by approximately 8 1/2 inches long. It works well for my kitchen knives, even the Sabatier 12 inch chef knife, as it is the same approximate length as my honing stones and steel. The strop is of good quality and works well with premium compound. (It came with a small bar of unlabled green compound, but I charged it with the premium compound because I am confident in its performance.) The price is reasonable and the size is perfect for my kitchen knives and I recommend it with the caveat that I did not use the provided stropping compound for tge above reason.
Nice strop. It's about 1 in wide so it doesn't have a large stropping surface. It does have the leather rough side up so it holds compound very well. Also comes with a small bar of compound. Works very well
It works as per advertised
This one goes with me where is the larger one stays at home you can always find BeaverCraft quality in the Ukraine made tools
Should have got a wider one
Very high quality for the price. Mine came missing the compound, I contacted the company and they had me a bar on compound sent to me within 3 days! I Wouldn’t hesitate to buy again!
This is a nice strop and the compound is really great.To apply the compound. You can just use it like a crayon and rub it on the leather but it gets clumpy and uneven. I don't recommend this method.As an alternative, use the spine of your knife to shave off small bits of the compound in a bowl. Add oil. Any oil will work from kitchen oil to wd40. With your finger mash the two together until you have a paste. Rub the paste onto the leather. It will apply nice and even. Give it about a day. The leather will absorb the oil leaving only the nice smooth hone like finish. Hope this helps!
I use this strop daily almost because my work calls for a lot of cutting jobs. I use a Ontario Rat 2 with an AUS8 blade. AUS8 knives curl along their edges with even moderate use and this strop treated with a good compound makes my work knife serviceable in no time.