Leather Strop is an efficient way of final polishing a cutting edge using Hapstone or Edge Pro knife sharpener. A leather strop enhances the cutting edge by correcting small nicks and smoothing grooves. The working surface is made of a very smooth high-quality cowhide leather mounted on a high-quality aluminum blank.
Leather strops are available in standard and narrow sizes. Narrow strops (12 mm wide) are suitable for recurved blades.
|Leather strop on the blank|
|Working area 150 x 24 x 3.5 mm (6" x 1" x ⅛")|
|Suitable for regular blades|
|Narrow leather strop on the blank|
|Working area 150 x 12 x 3.5 mm (6" x ½" x ⅛")|
|Suitable for recurved blades|
Gently slide the cutting edge over the strop, repeating 20-30 times for each side of the blade. The motion should avoid damaging the strop with the cutting edge.