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    Default How fat do you guys like these suckers?

    what is your favorite width on a hanging strop?
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    I do like a wide strop. My Dovo Russian "Extra Wide" strop is just right. It comes in slightly over 3 inches. I included a picture for comparison.
    Left to right:
    Illinois #127 at 2 1/2 inches
    Tony Miller #2 at 2 1/2 inches
    Strop by Damon at 2 3/4 inches
    Dovo Russian Extra Wide at 3 1/8 inches
    All my strops are great but that Dovo is my newest and has a special place in my shaving shrine.
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    My first was a Dovo 3 1/8" like Ernest's and I just recently purchased one of Tony Miller's 3" Latigo's......I very much prefer the wider strops....and hones!
    Eric

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    Tony Miller's 3" Heirloom.

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    Tony Miller's 3" Heirloom Red Latigo # 1
    Jim

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    The title grabs me every time!


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    Well I'll be different. I prefer narrow ones. I have several vintage strops 2.5 inches and two TMs a 2.5 inch heirloom and a wider horse and though the horse it a primo strop, in general there is more of a problem with cupping with wider strops. If you use an X motion while stropping the width is immaterial.

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    Make mine another vote for the narrower hones and strops. 2 1/2 for both works fine for me.


    Dave

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    I loved my 2.5" miller strop..........until I got my 3".
    -Erick

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    like the ladies say; it's not the length, it's the width that matters.

    I prefer a 3" myself.

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    I prefer a 1 3/4" to 2" hanging strop.
    S.

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    I like the wider strops. 3" feels really good.
    Good Tea Drinking and Shaving! Best regards, Steve.

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    Wider is faster and easier, narrower works just as well with ajust a tad more effort. Many insist that the X-pattern is important and to me at least the 2 1/2" width looks right.

    That said though hanging on my bathroom wall are a pair of 3" strops simply because I have not worn them out yet after making them as prototypes for my Paragon and Artisan models.


    Tony
    The Heirloom Razor Strop Company www.thewellshavedgentleman.com

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    The 3" Heirloom Red Latigo # 1 I bought works just fine. Mark me down as "Wider Is Better".
    Ken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankymoose View Post
    Tony Miller's 3" Heirloom Red Latigo # 1
    Well, if you want to get specific....

    TM Artisan 3" Black Latigo/Brushed Horse Hide
    TM Artisan 3" Linen/Canvas

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    I prefer wider strops i started out with a 2" Dovo now using a 2 1/2" Illinois and will hopefully soon be ordering a 3" artisan red latigo strop.

    Swiftsteel

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    I want to get that DOVO 3 1/8" but it doesnt have the linen/canvas side. Is that necessary anyway? Also, is 3" wide enough to go straight back and forth without the X?

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