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Author: Dallin

Leather Strop For Knife Sharpening

As I mentioned before, I’m going to have a lot of fun things I discover here on the blog. One of those things I recently have learned about is the use of a leather strop for knife sharpening. I’m not manly enough to shave with a straight razor, so I never gave strops much of a second glance, but it turns out that while they are great for razors, they also have their uses with knives! And they are versatile in way more way than that! Let’s Start At The Beginning First things first, for those who don’t know, a strop is a piece of leather that is used to sharpen blades, usually razors. They can either come in the form of a hanging strop, or a paddle type strop. The paddle strop generally has a wood handle that has leather on both sides of the flat faces, or the paddle part. The hanging strop is more flexible(obviously), and is usually two pieces of leather hanging off a swivel clip with some kind of handle at the other end. They all look a little bit different, but that is the general appearance. Which is better is really up to you. Wikipedia is quick to point out that the hanging strop seems to have a history of being used in the corporal punishment of spanking, so depending on your parenting...

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The Purpose Of The Leather Facts Blog

Hey Everyone, I thought it might be good to clarify the purpose of the Leather Facts Blog. There is a lot of information on the site, and there is always going to be more and more. There are some aspects of the world of leather that need explore, but don’t fit in the categories in the menus here at leather facts. Those are things that will be here in the blog. It will include things like unconventional fun leather products I find, random little fun facts that don’t fall into the other categories, or personal stories that I(or other people) may have in the world of leather that we can learn from. Now this may be hard for you to believe, but I plan on writing on the blog in a much more casual than the rest of the site.  I know the site is pretty informal as it is, but here on the blog I am going to be Dallin. And I am going to talk to you, whoever you may be. I’ll use the word “you” a lot, because I want it to be like we are having a conversation. Optimally, we will be! You not only can, but are encouraged to leave comments! I will always respond as soon as I can, and hopefully we can get a nice little conversation going. Or if you have...

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