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Vintage Bel-Aro Brand #511 Eagle Russia Hanging Leather/Hoot Mon Silk Finish Linen Combo Strop

Stock #: NBS0207

Price: $134.95 + Shipping

A SIMPLY STUNNING STROP!!  Russian quality leather has always been at the top of pyramid and Bel-Aro is certainly no exception.  This Bel-Aro Brand #511 strop is an excellent for both the beginner and seasoned straight razor enthusiast. The heavy leather and just over 2 1/2" width make this strop very comfortable to strop on.  The leather is excellent quality, sturdy, and has a amazingly fast draw with good feedback.  This leather has a significant amount of thickness to it, approximately 4mm, which can be seen in photo #8.  This is a fast action strop that is very comfortable to hold with a very tactile feedback.  The sound produced when swiping your honed razor across the leather of a vintage strop is not easily compared to the modern strops.  From the top of the hanging hardware clip to the bottom handle it measures a whopping 27" in length.  It has a width of just over 2 1/2 inches.  It has metal hardware that has been lightly polished to remove any rust that has accumulated over the years.  It features a push clip snap above a loop for easy hanging and removal and spins freely to make swapping from the leather to linen fast and simple.  There is a flat head screw with a nut on the backside for switching the linen sides back in forth; if one desires to past the back side of the linen with chromium oxide. The leather is in very condition with no nicks or cuts, only minor wear on the inside edges.  I have been rubbing this strop by hand daily for the past month; the leather feels wonderful.  There is some light splitting of the leather that does not affect the stropping action.  The back side of the leather has a cross hatched pattern making it an excellent option for applying the paste as well.  The Linen is in Mint condition and obviously very high quality 2-ply linen also made by Bel-Aro.  The linen looks to have never been used. The linen is single ply tightly woven linen that has been infused with paraffin wax to ensure that it keeps its shape and very sturdy form.  Stamped in beautiful blue silver at the top of the linen is "HOOT MON SILK FINISH", and depicting an owl on a branch.  Although sturdy, this linen is still very pliable and will break in wonderfully.  Clearly stamped at the bottom of the linen is the Bel-Aro trademark bell shaped logo and the text NUMBER 100 .  Paste has not been applied to either side of the linen or back side of the leather.  However, if you would like to have a thin layer of Chromium Oxide(.5 Micron) paste applied to the underside of the linen or leather, I would be happy to do so at no charge to you.  The original gold stamping at the leather top and bottom handle is still in tact and perfectly visible.  Also stamped at the bottom of the leather is the same Bel-Aro TradeMark Logo and #511.  This will, without a doubt, make a wonderful strop, both for collecting and daily use.

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Vintage Valentine & Yule #814 Imported Scotch Shell Hanging Leather/Belfast Imported Linen Combo Strop

Stock #: NBS0206

Price: $109.95 + Shipping

It is hard to explain the wonderful feeling of a razor gliding across well prepared high end Scotch leather.  This Valentine & Yule strop is an excellent for both the beginner and seasoned straight razor enthusiast. The heavy leather and 2 1/2" width make this strop very comfortable to strop on.  The leather is excellent quality, very supple, and has a amazingly smooth draw with great feedback.  To be honest, it is one of the smoothest vintage strops I have encountered.  The stropping action is not overly fast like many of the other older model strops. The sound produced when swiping your honed razor across the leather is equally as enjoyable.  From the top of the hanging hardware clip to the bottom handle it measures 25 1/2" in length.  It has a width of 2 1/2 inches.  It has stainless metal hardware that has been lightly polished to a gorgeous satin finish.  It features a clip snap above a loop for easy hanging and removal and spins freely to make swapping from the leather to linen fast and simple.  The linen and leather are both in excellent condition with no nicks or cuts.  I have been rubbing this strop by hand daily for the past month; the leather feels wonderful.  The Linen is very high quality and is 2-ply, imported to Chicago, IL from Belfast.  Often times lesser quality strops used single ply linen, this beauty has a seamless 2-ply strip of linen that resembles a hose.  Stamped in blue at the top of the linen is "GENUINE BELFAST LINEN", this linen is very flexible and soft.  Paste has not been applied to this strop, but if you would like to have a thin layer of Chromium Oxide(.5 Micron) paste applied to the underside of the linen or leather, I would be happy to do so at no charge to you.  The original gold stamping at the leather top and bottom handle is still in tact and perfectly visible, an obviously well cared for strop.  This will, without a doubt, make a wonderful strop, both for collecting and daily use.

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Vintage 44-20 Detroit Razor Strop Co. "Old Mac Scotch Shell" #504 Hanging Leather/Linen Combo Strop

Stock #: NBS0206

Price: $84.95 + Shipping

If you're a collector of vintage strops then this beauty is a keeper.  This 44-20 strop is an excellent for both the beginner and seasoned straight razor enthusiast. The heavy leather and 2 1/2" width make this strop very comfortable to strop on.  The leather is excellent quality, very supple, and has a strong draw with great feedback.  The stropping action is very smooth, but not fast last many of the other older model strops. Detroit Razor Strops are highly sought after and very well regarded in the wet shaving community.  From the top of the hanging hardware clip to the bottom handle it measures 26 1/4" in length.  It has a width of 2 1/2 inches.  It has brass metal hardware that has been painted to a flat black at the top with loop for easy hanging and removal and spins freely to make swapping from the leather to linen easier.  The linen and leather are both in excellent condition with no major nicks or cuts.  There was one small cut near the top of the strop that has been sanded and planed smooth.  I have been rubbing this strop by hand daily for the past month; the leather feels wonderful.  The Linen is very high quality and is 2-ply.  Often times lesser quality strops used single ply linen, this beauty has a seamless 2-ply strip of linen that resembles a hose.  Stamped in blue at the top of the linen is "SARGENT Broke In", this linen is very flexible and soft.  Paste has not been applied to this strop, but if you would like to have a thin layer of Chromium Oxide(.5 Micron) paste applied to the underside of the linen, I would be happy to do so at no charge to you.  The original gold stamping no the leather top and bottom handle is still in tact and easily visible, but worn in both areas.  Attached to the back side of the strop is the original paper 44-20 price tag.  It was covered in tape to protect it from further wear, most likely by a previous owner.  This will make a wonderful strop, both for collecting and daily use.  

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Reconditioned Vintage PearlDuck Lifetime Guaranteed Russian Leather/ Linen Combo Razor Strop

Stock #: NBS0205

Price: $149.95 + Shipping

SWEET, SUPPLE, & READY FOR USE!! If you're a collector of vintage strops or simply enjoy the feeling of stropping a straight razor on high quality leather then this beaut is for you.  It is hard to explain the wonderful feeling of a razor gliding across well prepared high end Russian leather.  This PearlDuck strop is an excellent for both the beginner and seasoned straight razor enthusiast. The heavy leather and 2 1/2" width make this strop very comfortable to strop on.  The leather is excellent quality, very supple, and has a amazingly smooth draw with great feedback.  This leather has a significant amount of thickness to it, approximately 4.5mm, which can be seen in photo #10.  The stropping action is not overly fast like many of the other older model strops. The sound produced when swiping your honed razor across the leather is equally as enjoyable.  From the top of the hanging hardware clip to the bottom handle it measures 26" in length.  It has a width of 2 1/2 inches.  It has stainless metal hardware that has been lightly polished to a gorgeous mirror finish and clearly stamped on the clasp is Germany.  It features a clip snap above a loop for easy hanging and removal and spins freely to make swapping from the leather to linen fast and simple.  There is also a large nut with notched knurling for easy removal for switching the linen sides back in forth; if one desires to past the back side of the linen with chromium oxide. The linen and leather are both in mint condition with no nicks or cuts.  I have been rubbing this strop by hand daily for the past month; the leather feels wonderful.  The back side of the leather has a cross hatched pattern making it an excellent option for applying the paste as well.  The Linen is very high quality 2-ply linen created by Hess Hair Milk Lab, out of St. Paul, Minn.  Often times lesser quality strops used single ply linen, this beauty has a seamless 2-ply strip of linen that resembles a hose and is infused with Paraffin Wax to ensure that it holds true to its shape.  Stamped in silver at the top of the linen is "THE NEW HARRINGBONE WEAVE", this linen is very flexible and soft.  The linen is weaved in a zig zag pattern, very similar to a HerringBone Necklace, making this linen extremely durable.  As far as I can tell, paste has not been applied to this strop, the backside of the leather does have a reddish tint.  I am unable to verify if this is the intended coloring or the remnants of paste.  However, if you would like to have a thin layer of Chromium Oxide(.5 Micron) paste applied to the underside of the linen or leather, I would be happy to do so at no charge to you.  The original silver stamping at the leather top and bottom handle is still in tact and visible, but lightly worn at the bottom portion of the leather where your hand holds it taught while stropping.  This will, without a doubt, make a wonderful strop, both for collecting and daily use.

New CowHide Leather/Linen Combo Razor Strop with Hanging and Holding Hardware 

Stock #: NBS0204

Price: $27.95 + Shipping

This Straight Razor strop is an excellent beginners strop.  The leather and very supple and has a nice smooth draw to it and the linen attached to the back side is soft and smooth, not rough like some of the new model strops available.   This strop is new and has never been used.  From the top hanging hardware to the bottom handle it measures 18" in length.  It has a width of 1 3/4 inches.  It has stainless metal hardware at the top with loop for easy hanging and removal and spins freely to make swapping from the leather to linen easier.  The leather and linen is attached at both ends making one continuous loop.  On the bottom is also a stainless steel rectangular shape handle, making holding this strop taught quite comfortable.   After a good 20-30 laps on the linen you simple flip the strop over and do another 40-60 on the leather and your razor will be ready to shave again.  

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Vintage Certifyd Camel Brand "Will Beat'Em All Like Certified Checks" Hanging Shell Leather/Linen Combo Razor Strop

Stock #: NBS0203

Price: $74.95 + Shipping

This vintage Straight Razor strop is a great leather/linen combo strop and excellent condition.  What an absolutely beauty and very supple leather strop.  The leather has been cleaned and condition and has no major cuts or nicks taken out of it.  There are some very small nicks along the right lower edge of the leather portion of the strop that have no effect when stropping your razor.   This is a quite large barber's size strop that has a width of 2 1/2" inches.  It has stainless metal hardware at the top with a push-pin clip at the top top for easy hanging and removal and spins freely to make swapping from the leather to linen easier. The hardware has been removed, cleaned, and polished.  It now has a beautiful mirror shine with only some light pitting at the very top portion of the clasp and push clip.  From top to bottom(not counting the clip) this strop measures a whopping 2ft in length.  On the back side of the strop is a linen the exact same width as the leather, but is 1" shorter.  The linen is stamped at the top in silver that says "Silk Finish", but is worn.  This linen has a great feel to it and is not overly rough like some of the newer strops.  It has some discoloring, but still works as it should.  After a good 20-30 laps on the linen you simple flip the strop over and do another 40-60 on the leather and your razor will be ready to shave again.  The leather has a very smooth texture to it, yet is very supple, which provides and easy light draw.  Certifyd made a lot of high quality products from shaving brushes, razors, & strops and this.  As you can see in the photos the back side of the leather and linen are in excellent condition as well and have never had stropping paste applied.  If you would like Chromium Oxide(.5 Micron) Paste applied prior to shipment I would be very happy to do so, at no extra cost to you.   

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Vintage "Barber's Best" Illinois Razor Strop #827 Imperial Russia Leather/Linen Combo Chicago, Illinois Straight Razor Strop

Stock #: NBS0202

Price: $54.95 + Shipping

This vintage Straight Razor strop is a great leather/linen combo strop and in excellent condition.  The leather has been cleaned and condition and has no major cuts or knicks taken out of it.  There was one small cut below the center line of the leather portion of the strop that has been repaired that does not affect its abilities at all.    This strop has a width of 2 1/2" inches, which is perfect for beginner straight razor users.  With a wider strop it eliminates the need to use an x-pattern for most regular size straight razors.  It has a push clip at the top for easy hanging and removal and spins freely to make swapping from the leather to linen easier.  From top to bottom this strop measures a whopping 23 1/2".  The back side of the leather is ribbed which makes an excellent surface for using Chromium Oxide pastes or Diamond Spray.  On the back side of the strop is a linen flap the exact same size as the leather.  After a good 20-30 laps on the linen you simple flip the strop over and do another 30-60 on the leather and your razor will be ready to shave again.  The linen is still a beautiful white color and looks to have not been used, if so it was very little.  The Illinois Razor Strops have a great reputation for quality leather and strops.  Both the leather and linen flaps have a large handle at the bottom to make holding the strop comfortable and easy.  The leather has a rough texture to it, which provides great draw, making it perfect for taking newly honed razors to for a smooth yet keen edge.  

Restored Vintage Stoddard's #300 Fine Cutlery Shell Dual Sided Horse Hide Straight Razor Paddle Strop

Stock #: NBS0201

Price: $37.95 + Shipping

This vintage Straight Razor strop is a real beauty and in excellent condition.  The leather has been cleaned and condition and has no major cuts or knicks taken out of it.  This really is a beautiful strop and the leather is very high quality.  This strop has a width of 1 1/2" inches, which is great for any type of straight razor or knife and will require you to use an x-pattern while stropping.  This strop is made of wood and has leather on each side.  The wood has been sanded, stained, and triple coated in a water resistant clear coat.  The strop has a handle at the end that gives a quite comfortable grip or it could be laid flat and flipped over depending on which leather you are using.   From top to bottom this strop measures 13 1/2"".  On the front side of the strop is a beautiful strip of shell leather and on the back side is an ever finer piece of leather that is slightly darker in color.  After a good 20-30 laps on the front side you simple flip the strop over and do another 30-60 on the leather and your razor will be ready to shave again.  There is some light discoloration on the linen, but no pastes have been used on the front or back of the linen, nor has any been used on the front or back of the leather.  The leather is very supple, but has an extremely light draw. The leather is very very fine and you can almost feel the edge of your razor becoming more keen as your strop on this leather.  On the front side of the strop stamped in a gold finish is "SHELL HORSE HIDE" and on the back side is "HONING SIDE".  Also included with this strop is the original box it was sold in. Clearly stamped on the box is Stoddard's Fine Cutlery Boston, Mass. NO.300.  The end piece of the box is no longer in tact.  Both sides of this strop work equally well for refining your straight razor edge.  If you would like Chromium Oxide Paste(.5 Microns) added to one side of this strop I would be happy to apply it at no extra cost.  

Each strop will come with all of the items shown in the photos.  Each strop will come expertly packaged and would make a great addition to any shave den or one awesome gift for a birthday or anniversary, even wedding Groomsmen & especially Father's Day! Vintage razors are well regarded throughout the shaving community as an excellent shavers and more than capable of a smooth 'BBS' (baby butt smooth) shave every day.  Each strop has been professionally cleaned and is ready to use upon arrival.  If you have any technical questions about any of the brushes or razors please do not hesitate to ask and I will do my very best to answer your question.

How it Works

Once you have selected the Razor, Brush, Razor/Brush Set, or Strop that you like use the Messaging system below or contact me via email at info@sportshaving.com with the stock # of the item.  I will reply back ASAP(in most cases within an hour) with a price including shipping.  Once the price is agreed upon I will send an invoice via PayPal.   In most cases your item will be shipped the same day as payment is received.  I ship USPS First Class or Priority Mail with tracking depending on size.  I will  always contact you with the tracking information allowing you to shadow your item until it arrives.  ‚Äč