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    Default NOS Tripoli Boarhide Strop

    Offered is yet another nice Tripoli #941 Boarhide Strop with a Razorfeld strop-sock.

    The boarhide panel is NOS from the now-defunct Tripoli Barber Supply in Philadelphia.
    Tripoli went out of business in 1955, so these panels, while unused and in storage, were very dry and stiff. Over 2 months of gentle re-hydration and treatment has rendered them nice and pliable again. Boarhide is naturally some really tough leather. The backside resembles a football while the front is nice and smooth.

    The secondary fabric is NOS polyester firehose, ironed smooth and stitched on each end with a nice vinyl tab sewn on the bottom for a comfortable grip. Both the leather and the fabric strops feature a brass grommet in the hardware mounting hole.
    The hardware is new with a nice snap swivel and welded stainless ring to hang with.

    The strop also comes with a cool Razorfeld strop sock to protect it from dust, etc.
    It features a split 'tail' on the backside to facilitate removal or simply bunching it up around the hardware in order to use the strop.

    I have used these for some time and can say they are among the most effective of my strops.
    Personally, I like the lighter draws in these. Easy to use.
    Boarhide and pigskin strops were quite popular back in the day, but no maker I know of has made them again in modern times. Indeed, a nice strop here.
    First ones in a while....Takes lots of time to condition them!

    155.00 shipped Conus, flat in a priority box. If buyer is in another place, I will apply 11.00 toward shipping with buyer paying the difference in type of shipping desired. Strop will need to be rolled and into a smaller container in that case.
    Paypal F&F, cleared personal check, postal money order, or CASH!
    Thanks for looking.


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    Little bump!

    Great strop, Guys!
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    I've been using one of these for the last couple years. It's my favorite strop and it's just starting to get really good.

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    Surprised this is still here. I have one of these from Tom. A really REALLY good strop.

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    Thank you, Ken. Seems I may have saturated the market. We need some new members!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Thank you, Ken. Seems I may have saturated the market. We need some new members!
    Too bad I was unable to afford any sort of 2-for-1 deal when I purchased mine, Tom. lol
    --Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjbarth View Post
    Surprised this is still here. I have one of these from Tom. A really REALLY good strop.
    I love mine sooo much, that when I seen there was another up for auction in the last Movember drive, along with a beautiful Riga Razor, I had to have it.

    Well worth the money spent. Fo sure.
    Mike

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    I must add to the pile.. these strops are just sweet.. and i dont know if there are... but i chave not seen anywhere else the change of buying boar strops.. so here you have a very unique strop..
    not to mention that those fabric covers add to the luxurious feel of the boar and protects it from dust and such...

    i think the only reason this one is still here is that people really dont have a clue on what a great strops these are until they use one... but i also know there's a limited qty of these..

    but if you go to a friend's house and use one... you will be hooked, and then you mightspend years looking for one of these witouth any luck. so hear me.. you really ned to try this
    honing my mind...

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    Thank you, Gents!

    In fact, 3 are ready to go with a choice of strop-socks at this time......
    Won't be any more for several months.

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    Always nice to see pics of my children. I have one of these stops and it is used in rotation with my Roo strop. Just can't make up my mind which is better but I am leaning toward the non-boring Boar. It's a bargain at that price.
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