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European strop makers.

Jeltz

Active Member
Other than Neil Miller who else makes strops in the EU?

P.s. I don't mean people like Dovo I'm after artisan strop makers.
 

garyhaywood

Well-Known Member
yes torof strops are very nice, the leather is the most supplist i have had, with perfcet draw, and much cheaper than neil miller strops.

gary
 

tat2Ralfy

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As said from me too Nic, Torolf makes the nicest strops I ever used :thumbup:

Apart from that I dont think there is anyone else?

Regards
Ralfson (Dr)
 

Jeltz

Active Member
Many thanks

I did actually mean the EU due to the silly way we get charged VAT/Duty and an obscene handling fee by the courier if you are unlucky enough to get caught for tax on import. The threshold above which VAT is payable has just dropped to £15 which is about 17.4 euros.

However I shall look into Torolf's strops thanks. Does he have a website or just sell on forums?
 

Pithor

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After some searching through google and my initial reply being eaten by the 'reply' button I found these:

- Mr Steen's
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for The Different Scent in Berlin

- Leo de Brouwers
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for Scheerwinkel in Leiden, The Netherlands

- Unspecified manufacturer's Luxurious Latigo hanging strops at
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(same strops also at Scheerwinkel.nl) Rasurpur also carries the Kanayama 30,000. It's quite pricey though at €149, I think importing it from Japan through JimR of easternsmooth.com will come out cheaper, the price for the same strop (excl. shipping) is around €97.

That being said, I recently got a Scrupleworks (Torolf) strop with worsted wool backing and it works like a dream. Can't go wrong there. I think it's easiest to contact him through the forum, username TM280.
 

justalex

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well at least we don't have to import whisky, I live in scotland so it comes out the taps anyways :w00t:
 

Jeltz

Active Member
Well Torolf has sent me a few pictures but since this is being funded by family members giving me money I don't yet know how much I will have available to spend.

There is a choice of cowhide or horsehide, the latter being dearer and I suspect I shall be able to afford one, has anyone tried both the cow and horse versions? If so what is the difference?
 

garyhaywood

Well-Known Member
I have the cowhide, its supple and the draw is pefect, you carn't go wrong, i ave the horse hide on the way, i persume its similar. i'll let you no?
gary
 

garyhaywood

Well-Known Member
Just got the horshide today, what abeauty:thumbup:
the leathers are both very similar. the new horshide is identical to tony millers notaven.

the leather has very strong smell of pure leather, qulity that all i can say.

if i was to choose between them i could 'nt, both leather are similar in draw, the cowhide has maybe more of drag, where as the horshide as same draw, but a sound of shik shik, it s hard to describe. its a shinier surface where as cow hide is a matt surface , both very good strop s and exallant leathers. the swdish linen, is also a joy to use , and it works as well as linen, feels as nice as linen, natural linen that is.

i 'd recomend one any way.
 

bbr6704

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On Coupe chou club, a member makes some strop.

He's doing them from natural tanned horse leather and with canvas, for about 35/45 euros.

I only got his strop, it's doing good job, and members that have other strops find they are better than dovos etc... may not kanayama, but they are good strops, and very good value for the price.

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The only thing is you have to register and introduce yourself first...
 
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