The double-sided leather sharpening strop is bound to make your sharpening process easier for your knives and cutting tools.
Suitable from beginner to advanced, the strop will be able to bring back the edge to razor sharp. A strop is a fantastic tool to rejuvenate a dull edge with little work needed.
Each side of the strop has your choice of either high quality Australian kangaroo or cow leather that has been meticulously chosen by the production team in Sydney to only offer the best performance.
The Suede side included on the cow leather option is designed to receive the more abrasive stropping paste like the Medium and Coarse Sydney Strop Co. pastes, and the Smooth side is for the final polish which can be used with the Sydney Strop Co. fine grit paste or used bare with no paste.
The kangaroo leather option has only smooth leather, suitable for more precise final polishing.
Did we mention they're made in Australia, from Australian materials?!
Characteristics of cow leather:
The Cow leather has more flexibility than most leathers, the hide is generally thicker thus creating a more spongy surface to work on.
Cow leather is less prone to cracking and is a more robust leather. Generally Cow leather can help aid in creating a convex edge on the blade adding strength to the bevel due to its spongy characteristic.
Characteristics of kangaroo leather:
The hide has a low fat content and a very thin grain layer, so it is very strong for its thickness.
The leather is lighter and stronger than most other leathers out there. it also tends to darken quicker with use and is generally more expensive.
Generally Kangaroo leather will provide a harder stropping surface and not over convex the bevel, this is great for blades with very specific angles of sharpness.
- Total length – 40.5 cm (15.94 inches)
- Length of the leather working part – 26 cm (10.23 inches)
- Working width of the leather – 7.6 cm (2.99 inches)
- Base material – Australian Blackbutt
- Leather material (Kangaroo) - Australian premium Kangaroo hide
- Leather material (Cow) - Australian premium Cowhide
The double-sided paddle strop is a fantastic gift for any occasion.
Pair it up with Sydney Strop Co. Australian Made Strop Pastes for premium performance.