Strops for Christmas Knives

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Project by RussInMichigan posted 05-16-2014 12:13 PM 1082 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mike and Steve are my sister in law’s stepsons. They each got a new knife for Christmas. A strop and some honing compound is just the thing to keep a keen edge on those blades. A bit of leather and some flat maple to back it up. Shape a comfortable handle. Attach the 2 inch by 8 inch leather using wood glue. Included with each strop is a block of green chromium oxide honing compound. A strop is a simple gift that will last for and be useful for an entire lifetime.

Thanks, lumberjocks.

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#1 posted 05-16-2014 12:26 PM

Great idea. Nice job. Simple and effective. Good gifts.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 05-16-2014 12:42 PM

Nicely done, and you are very correct that stropes are just the thing to keep a keen edge on a knife. In fact, I think the value of stropes is overlooked and grossly underrated.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 05-16-2014 08:06 PM

Great job

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 09:02 PM

Nice strops and great gifts!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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