The all new Straight Razor and Leather Crop Combo includes a 19.5 inch double-sided leather and linen strop and a straight razor knife. The strop is used to straighten or sharpen the blade and can also be used to polish the blade.
Key points to stropping:
- Draw the blade spine-first along the strop.
- Rotate the blade along the spine, so the edge moves away from the strop and faces you, and the spine rests on the strop. This preserves the edge – if the blade is rotated on the edge (facing away from you), this will roll the blade, defeating the purpose of stropping.