The DOVO 186 adjustable tensioning razor strop is a classic tool for stropping your straight razor. First, tighten the mechanics and then, as usual, pull the razor gently over the conditioned leather. With this, you can also straighten the edge of your conventional knives. The vegetable-tanned leather is characterized by good skin compatibility.
Scope Of Supply
Stainless steal metalparts, wooden handle
Vegetable tanned cowleather
33.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 2.8 cm
Laminated carton box
For our strops, we exclusively use vegetable-tanned cow leather. This technique, also known as "old tanning", prepares the leather for optimal use as a strop. We treat our leather this way to ensure that it has no scarring or unevenness making it perfectly suited for stropping straight razors with its supple surface.
Before shaving with a classic straight razor, you should strop it. To do this, you place your blade with the back and the cutting edge on the tightly tensioned strap and pull it without pressure towards the back. Once you have reached the end, turn the blade over the back and repeat the process for the other side. After 10-15 turns, the blade is ready for the perfect shave.
Your high-quality strop is made of vegetable-tanned leather. To ensure that it does not dry out, you shouldn’t hang or store it in direct sunlight or near a heat source. You should also avoid storing it in the humidity of the bathroom Occasional polishing with a leather balm preserves the smooth surface of the strop. You can find more information here.