View Full Version : Restoring an old strop

05-27-2008, 04:34 PM
I found an old strop and would like to get it functional again. It's dirty, and I would like to clean it. However, if I clean it like I would any leather, will that hurt it's stropping ability?

There are no noticeable gauges or nicks.

Any advice or how to in strop restoration would be greatly appreciated.


05-28-2008, 04:53 AM
Don't know how dirty yours is. However I've cleaned two with a damp, maybe slightly more than damp, rag. The linen side I worked over with soap submerged in warm or hot water if you will.
Seemed to work just fine, no damage and they are clean enough for me.

05-28-2008, 09:14 AM
Thanks for the reply.

I think i'll use a traditional leather cleaner (hoping none of them have water in them). We'll see.