Originally Posted by Doc226
I was a little nervous to be honest - I'm not new to stropping (though hardly a pro) but I also never stropped on such a piece of art before either! suffice to say I was more than pleased with the purchase. the razor glides on this leather, and the suede is a nice touch too - and I didn't miss the handles/d-rings one bit... in fact I feel more in control of the strop with the leather itself in my grasp than I imagined I would. It's surpassed the English Bridle, the russian leather as my favorite feeling strops (meaning both tactile and draw) I can't thank you and the other enablers here on B&B enough! :)
of course this now means I have to try another horse hide strop, possibly a few other leather types- and I've got a TM on the wishlist :)
If you aren't grateful for what you've got, nothing that may be coming down the pike will likely do the trick for you.