This sale will only interest straight razor collectors/shavers.
I have five NOS (New Old Stock) Hess Hair Milk Labs seamless linen hose "canvas" strops that are stamped "Silk Finish" that I am selling. I have aptly titled these "replacement" strops since these strops DO NOT come with any hanging/mounting hardware. They are perfect for replacing old dirty canvas strops that you already own and that utilize the single screw through the grommet on these strops.
These strops measure 2 5/8" wide x 24" long
Hess Hair Milk, the one time retailer of the highly prized Hess razors (I have a Hess 44 in my permanent collection and it's one of my favorites) is still in business; however, they sold off their Hess razor stock in entirety some years ago. These strops were found at Hess in a box where they had been stored for decades. They had been wrapped individually in a plastic or celluloid wrapper which was open at both ends. As such, the very ends of these strops exhibit a slight lighter tint or fading. The overall color of these strops are gray. The fading is a salmon color. The fading is aesthetic in nature in does NOT affect performance of these strops in any way.
The "Silk Finish" is not a waxed chalk finish. Instead, it's in my opinion, similar to a satin finish paint. The finish on both sides is perfectly intact and not prone to chipping, peeling, etc. The strops are flexible but improve with use.
********* FOR THOSE WHO WANT IT, I WILL GLADLY APPLY .5 MICRON DIAMOND SPRAY TO THE BACKSIDE OF THESE STROPS FOR FREE. IF YOU'D LIKE THIS FEATURE PLEASE INDICATE THIS IN THE REMARKS AREA OF THE PAYPAL PAYMENT************
COST: $20 which includes shipping as first class package in the U.S. $23 all inclusive to Canada. All other countries, cost depends on shipping costs to your country. These strops will be sent in 4"x4"x9" boxes and I can NOT ship these in flat rate priority boxes or envelopes since I do not want to run the risk of creasing the strops.
Hess will never have strops like this for sale again. This is definitely one of those "once they're gone, they're gone" kind of things.
Please PM me for my paypal email.