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Drumjockey
03-31-2013, 11:34 PM
Hope this is the right forum for this... and that this info isn't already up here somewhere-- if it is, sorry, I couldn't find it! What are some good sites to buy a strop kit from? Don't want to buy one from... you know. (They're out anyway.) I'm too new to know the reasons for all the animosity but I can smell the bad business in the water, and I'd just rather give my $ to someone who seems more reputable. Maybe I'm making an unfair assumption- and maybe I don't care to find out if it's accurate or not either:dontknow: Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm a beginner- never used one before- if that makes any difference as far as suggested products. Thanks in advance!!

JohnnyChance
03-31-2013, 11:40 PM
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/11139-11x3-Ready-Made-Strops-(don-t-require-DMT-plate)-with-Walnut-or-Maple-base

I have also bought strops from Dave/JapaneseKnifeSharpening but it does not look like he is carrying them at the moment.

chinacats
03-31-2013, 11:46 PM
Kramer has what looks like a nice strop set, but I've neither used nor seen it. Seems a pretty fair price.

https://store.kramerknives.com/product/stropping-block/

Drumjockey
04-01-2013, 12:03 AM
Thanks guys!!

Chefdog
04-01-2013, 12:30 AM
Marko also sells strops and diamond spray.
http://www.tsourkanknives.com/index.php/store

zoze
04-01-2013, 01:39 AM
http://www.stropman.com/

The Anti-Chrysler
04-02-2013, 01:37 PM
I made three 16" long strops for the grand total of about $10. To be fair, I got the leather for free, and I already owned a can of contact cement.
I'll post some pics this evening if anyone is interested.

Notaskinnychef
04-02-2013, 01:53 PM
this one is a beast :)

http://www.stropman.com/BIG-BOY-Leather-Strop-BIG-BOY.htm

jazzybadger
04-02-2013, 02:06 PM
Okay sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this, but this thread finally killed the cat. What is the you know, the one that shall not be mentioned, etc. etc.?! I just cannot figure it out for myself, and it's driving me mad as a Hatter!

jazzybadger
04-02-2013, 02:09 PM
I made three 16" long strops for the grand total of about $10. To be fair, I got the leather for free, and I already owned a can of contact cement.
I'll post some pics this evening if anyone is interested.

I am definitely interested.

Johnny.B.Good
04-02-2013, 02:26 PM
Okay sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this, but this thread finally killed the cat. What is the you know, the one that shall not be mentioned, etc. etc.?! I just cannot figure it out for myself, and it's driving me mad as a Hatter!

Sensitive subject, but here you go: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/1740-Censored-name

JohnnyChance
04-02-2013, 02:41 PM
Sensitive subject, but here you go: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/1740-Censored-name

FYI, the names (like CKTG) are no longer censored, but direct links from here to some places still will not work.

JMJones
04-02-2013, 03:23 PM
I have made strops from a three inch wide board from Home Depot, they have a little station that you can cut it to lenght, and glued balsa wood from the craft store. I then add some buffing compound and it works great. I think I made four for about 10 bucks.

jazzybadger
04-02-2013, 03:40 PM
Sensitive subject, but here you go: http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/1740-Censored-name

Thank you for enlightening me; I'm not trying to open any wounds or anything like that, but I desired to know, and this has helped clear up many things.

cclin
04-02-2013, 04:40 PM
I have full set of strops station; but, my favor strop material is "newspaper" very easy to use & working effectively!!
you can also making your own strop station

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9Smlj0fNnE

Dave Martell
04-02-2013, 06:40 PM
Okay sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this, but this thread finally killed the cat. What is the you know, the one that shall not be mentioned, etc. etc.?! I just cannot figure it out for myself, and it's driving me mad as a Hatter!


http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/11326-Broken-Links-amp-Censorship

sharkbite111
04-02-2013, 10:10 PM
new owner=no censorship?? hooray!

Chris (who bought his strop kit from CKTG)

chinacats
04-02-2013, 10:12 PM
new owner=no censorship?? hooray!

Chris (who bought his strop kit from CKTG)

booooo!!!!!!!! hissssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope it doesn't fall apart--seriously. Also hope you didn't buy it to use on a nice moritaka. :D

sharkbite111
04-02-2013, 10:22 PM
LOL! I troll this site to learn things about knives from from VERY educated/experinced knife aficionados. So far today I've learned that petty hatred runs rampant with some whose opinions i used to value.

Chris
(still stropping...)

chinacats
04-02-2013, 10:24 PM
I'm full of petty hatred...among other stuff...:biggrin:

Cheers!

btw, it's not without reason that i hate that f*&^ing place.

sharkbite111
04-02-2013, 10:35 PM
Its all good :) I've got plenty myself :spiteful: mainly for my lazy coworkers (as i sit here at work trolling.....)

In all seriousness, this site has an amazing amount of knowledge from all the posters and I look forward to learning more every day!!

Thanks,

Chris

Dave Martell
04-02-2013, 11:11 PM
new owner=no censorship?? hooray!

Chris (who bought his strop kit from CKTG)


Nope, sorry to disappoint, but the censoring was adjusted by myself (before the sale of the forum) with no input at all from the new owners. :)

Dave Martell
04-02-2013, 11:18 PM
LOL! I troll this site to learn things about knives from from VERY educated/experinced knife aficionados. So far today I've learned that petty hatred runs rampant with some whose opinions i used to value.

Chris
(still stropping...)


Huh?

sharkbite111
04-03-2013, 12:57 AM
It was a reply to the reply...its all good. Thanks for uncensoring this forum. This has gotten way off topic. I recommend the Hand American strop kit. It has done well for me.

Chris

mhlee
04-03-2013, 01:14 AM
I just placed an order with Phoenix Knife House for a replacement leather pad. They have a strop setup as well.

The Anti-Chrysler
04-03-2013, 11:04 PM
As promised, a pic of my homemade strops, well a thread actually. Just something I whipped up with free leather and an oak board from Home Despot.
http://www.kitchenknifeforums.com/showthread.php/11586-Homemade-strops-on-the-cheap?p=196103#post196103

sharkbite111
04-04-2013, 04:31 PM
Looks pretty sweet!!

Chris

Pensacola Tiger
04-04-2013, 04:38 PM
booooo!!!!!!!! hissssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope it doesn't fall apart--seriously. Also hope you didn't buy it to use on a nice moritaka. :D

Gee, you mean like this?

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/e8d860f0.jpg

This is why you glue the leather to a metal plate and put the magnets in the base like Dave did.

chinacats
04-05-2013, 02:04 AM
Gee, you mean like this?

http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx226/Pensacola_Tiger/e8d860f0.jpg

This is why you glue the leather to a metal plate and put the magnets in the base like Dave did.

Yep...

Dave Martell
04-05-2013, 01:30 PM
I didn't come up with steel plate on the pads thing, that was Eytan at Phoenix Knife House, I just sold his product.

deanb
04-06-2013, 12:46 AM
I didn't come up with steel plate on the pads thing, that was Eytan at Phoenix Knife House, I just sold his product.

Thanks for that info Dave. I bought this system from you and I really like it. The only problem I had was the leather separating from the steel when I tried to load the strop with diamond spray. I like the CrO2 better anyway so I can live without the diamond spray. This is the best strop system that I've tried and it's nice to know where I can get replacement leathers.

Dean