1. The leather saga is over and it looks like we've come out good here. I've spent a lot of time messing with the leather to get it to work as I want it to. The leather is great but I found that it was a bit too dry to accept the Dupont diamond spray. The solution is to condition the leather through light oiling.
I'm extremely pleased with the results this gives in how the leather accepts and holds the diamond compound, in the feeling of surface draw provided, and in how I can load up on the diamond spray without worry of curling or buckling of the leather pad.
I've decided that as long as we can get this leather we'll be buying it and selling it and that I'll continue to condition it to avoid any potential problems. This is the best leather stropping product we've ever sold.
We now have the All-U-Need Strop Kit in stock but only in limited quantities.
2. I've decided to pre-charge all leather pads (both those sold in the kits and inidividually) with our Dupont 0.25 micron diamond spray. This means you get ready to go OTB - no worries about how much spray to apply - leather stropping surface.
In the case of the individually sold pads you can buy without having to purchase diamond spray initially making for a significant cost savings.
3. In stock in a very limited quantity are the felt pads, leather pads, & felt blocks.
4. Out of stock still are the diamond spray & chromium oxide powder. These items will be back in stock shortly.