Originally Posted by brother cavefish
we all get it's not inexpensive, but you are criticizing far more than price.
- kanayama was supposedly ensuring every piece of shell cordovan leather was up to a certain standard.
- having seen my SRD and Star Shaving strops, their level of standards are sufficiently different. i don't have local access to the leathers, material, hardware and tools that would make sense to build a strop vs just buy one of that quality that i desire.
- i am pretty sure cordovan is suggested not to be post-tanning treated by the customer. if that draw is not what you wanted, you bought the wrong strop.
- yes, you are correct, worth is completely subjective which says nothing about overpriced goods
- i am going to guess that since kanayama seems to be one of the few working with cordovan as strops there is a particular reason? did kanayama tan the hide? why is no one else really working with cordovan other than the horween pieces?
- leather thickness is not an indicator of strop quality only quality of the piece of leather used in the strop, and apparently sufficient amounts of thick and long cordovan is not as easy to come by as a thinner, shorter piece...
- i haven't seen anyone get better results with newspapers that knows how to strop on a hanging strop...
- until you have tried a cordovan strop, there is little to know how to compare it to others..
i am very glad your strop is working out for you...
i wonder why shell cordovan products are also more expensive then their "regular" counterparts... so why are you criticizing the price? it seems in line with industry norms
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