Top Grain Leather is the outermost area of the hide where the hair was is sanded during the processing phase to get rid of imperfections. Strops made of top grain leather have uniform and flat surface. Top grain strops are universal - it's easy to apply any compound including solid paste.
The stropping medium is mounted on high-quality aluminum blank with 45-degree bevels (Edge Pro form-factor) and color anodizing: graphite gray, black, deep ruby red, ocean blue, emerald green, sepia orange. Different colors of blanks will help to avoid mistakes of using wrong grit. The thickness of leather is approximately 4-5 mm, the thickness of aluminum blank is 3 mm.
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.