Kangaroo hide has a highly uniform orientation of fibre bundles parallel to the skin surface. (unique as cow hide fibres are arranged in complex patterns and as much as 90 degrees to the skins surface.) Kangaroo also does not contain sweat glands or pours creating an even, smooth, strong surface. This structural uniformity creates an exceptional stropping leather.
A latigo nubuck leather is used for the backside of the strop, as it outperforms suede side of Kangaroo hide. It has an excellent nap and smoothness resulting in a superior choice for suede stropping. Well suited for loading compound and blade cleaning.
Kangaroo Leather is exceptionally well suited for Carbon Steel.
Leather is placed on hickory slabs for its quality, weight, and stability while stropping.
Due to the nature of leather and hickory wood some strops may have minor characteristic variations as to one ones in the photos.
All strops are 100% handmade, crafted and designed by Benjamin Adams, Colorado, US.
Dimensions: The strop paddle is 13"x2.5", the leather measures 10"x2.5".