Yesterday afternoon I arrived home from work to see a package on the front porch.....I knew it could only be one thing, and it was.
I did not take any pictures yet, but the initial shot of it is here.
the box was beat pretty bad, but I was not suprised since it had to travel from Norway. I was like a kid at Christmas tearing into it. The packaging on the inside was more than adequate to protect the contents.
To see it for the first time was just amazing. That new leather smell and feel was grand. The Linen side is amazing. Tightly woven and has Torolf's logo gracefully adorning one end. The Leather side was smooth and supple to the touch. I can litterally roll this thing up it is that pliable.
Full Specs: Scrupleworks 3" Oil Tanned Horween Horse/Genuine Linen with Figured Horshide accent leather
Linen: The draw is fast, but you get a sensation of abrasiveness while feeling smooth.
Leather: Plenty of draw, you can vary your stropping speed and the feeling is consistent. very smooth, but again you get the sense of abrasiveness and excellent feedback. There is also a very noticeable sound to the leather.
In all: Fantastic, and I feel like I paid pennies for the quality in this work. If any of you were "thinking" about a Scrupleworks, stop thinking and just do it. An excellent Product crafted by a true Master Artisan.