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Balsa Strop 4" x 1"



Abrasive Clean
Country of Origin Ukraine
Extra Material Balsa mounted on aluminum blank
Form Factor KME
Total Thickness 6 mm
Working Surface 100 x 25 mm (4" x 1")


Balsa Strop is an efficient way of final polishing a cutting edge using KME or Hapstone knife sharpener. A balsa strop enhances the cutting edge by correcting small nicks and smoothing grooves. The working surface is made of polished balsa wood mounted on a high-quality aluminum blank.

Balsa is the softest and lightest of all commercial woods - nothing else comes close to it. Balsa keeps its flatness better than leather and prevents the blade becoming convex when used on abrasive compounds.

Working with balsa is similar to working with leather. Gently slide the cutting edge over the strop, repeating 20-30 times for each side of the blade. The motion should avoid damaging the balsa with the cutting edge.