Taylor of Old Bond Street Leather Strop
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As with all cutting equipment, a properly sharpened edge is actually safer. There is no need for excess pressure or repeated sawing. In addition to fewer accidents, the end results are closer to what you had in mind.
This finely-crafted leather strop will keep your shaving instrument "razor sharp". (Sorry, we couldn't resist!) One end has a swivel hook so that the strop can be easily turned to suit any sharpening angle.
For best results, here are Taylor's instructions:
"Hang the leather strop on a secure hook or towel rail and pull taut. Use the leather side of the strop first. Apply the razor with the blade side facing downwards and push upwards using firm pressure towards the top end of the strop. Rotate the blade with the sharp side now facing upwards and pull down towards the end of the strop. Always keep the blade flat. Repeat action for approximately 10 times and repeat using the reverse side of the strop." (quoted from the Taylor website)