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What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« on: February 06, 2019, 01:28:34 pm »
I want to make strop with the same leather as the honing wheel. Do you know what kind of leather is it?

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Re: What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 05:28:06 pm »
For a specific answer, support would be the people to ask.  (support@tormek.se)

On a more general level, I would guess it is a typical leather, as opposed to something exotic. I wonder what the practical gain would be in trying to duplicate it.

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Re: What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 06:21:59 pm »
For a specific answer, support would be the people to ask.  (support@tormek.se)

On a more general level, I would guess it is a typical leather, as opposed to something exotic. I wonder what the practical gain would be in trying to duplicate it.

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Re: What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 08:07:48 pm »
4-5 gentle strokes on a clean leather hanging strop make a great difference to the apex keenness; knife sharpeners take this from straight razor users, they finish their straight razor sharpening this way, and also do it before each shaving.

Horse full grain leather, and kangaroo tail are regarded best for hanging strops. But it was by SHARPCO advice that I also started using suede when more aggressive edge cleaning is needed. So my hanging strop is now 2-sided: horse leather, and suede. When it wears off or rather gets too many accidental cuts and scratches, I will replace the horse side with kangaroo tail.

SHARPCO I anyway planned to send you the 3rd revised edition of my Knife Deburring book as a gift when it comes from the publisher by the end of February, and can add to the parcel a kangaroo tail, I have a spare one 600 x 50 mm - just wait for a few weeks, mate.



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Re: What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 12:07:01 am »
For a specific answer, support would be the people to ask.  (support@tormek.se)

On a more general level, I would guess it is a typical leather, as opposed to something exotic. I wonder what the practical gain would be in trying to duplicate it.

Ken

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I already asked them, but I haven't received and answer yet. They will reply one day, but I wanted to hear forumers comments for the crosscheck.

It looks like suede, but I feel a little different. It seems to have been specially processed. Of course the quality is excellent.
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Re: What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2019, 12:17:26 am »
4-5 gentle strokes on a clean leather hanging strop make a great difference to the apex keenness; knife sharpeners take this from straight razor users, they finish their straight razor sharpening this way, and also do it before each shaving.

Horse full grain leather, and kangaroo tail are regarded best for hanging strops. But it was by SHARPCO advice that I also started using suede when more aggressive edge cleaning is needed. So my hanging strop is now 2-sided: horse leather, and suede. When it wears off or rather gets too many accidental cuts and scratches, I will replace the horse side with kangaroo tail.

SHARPCO I anyway planned to send you the 3rd revised edition of my Knife Deburring book as a gift when it comes from the publisher by the end of February, and can add to the parcel a kangaroo tail, I have a spare one 600 x 50 mm - just wait for a few weeks, mate.




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Re: What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2019, 01:10:27 am »
Nothing to thank for, there are too many kangaroos around here begging us to make strops of their tails.
I am really touched by seeing myself and my gadgets on your blog.
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Re: What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 10:57:26 am »
Kangaroos are scarce in the USA. The only ones that I am aware of reside in zoos and they do not let you harvest them.
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Re: What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2019, 10:34:41 pm »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a video or write up on how to use a strop correctly? Having never used one I do  not want to begin with bad habits. Also for knives is there any difference in the results when you use one that is hanging or leather glued to a piece of wood?
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Re: What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2019, 04:04:10 am »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a video or write up on how to use a strop correctly? Having never used one I do  not want to begin with bad habits. Also for knives is there any difference in the results when you use one that is hanging or leather glued to a piece of wood?

My .02... hanging strops are for razors... for knives 🔪 get a mounted one.  The firmer the better.  An alternative that I use more than a leather strop is the “Washboard Sharpening System” strop.  Works great, and gives good feedback.

Can’t think of a good video right now...  :(
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Re: What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2019, 12:36:32 pm »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a video or write up on how to use a strop correctly? Having never used one I do  not want to begin with bad habits. Also for knives is there any difference in the results when you use one that is hanging or leather glued to a piece of wood?

My .02... hanging strops are for razors... for knives 🔪 get a mounted one.  The firmer the better.  An alternative that I use more than a leather strop is the “Washboard Sharpening System” strop.  Works great, and gives good feedback.

Can’t think of a good video right now...  :(

Thanks cbwx34

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Re: What kind of leather is the honing wheel?
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2019, 12:37:27 pm »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a video or write up on how to use a strop correctly? Having never used one I do  not want to begin with bad habits. Also for knives is there any difference in the results when you use one that is hanging or leather glued to a piece of wood?

How about Jende Nanocloth strop? You can feel the feedback on it.