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    You can't rush art, IMHO. I don't have one of Neil's strops, yet............

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    Send Neil the PM. The strop is well worth the $ and worth the wait.
    Yes. it really is.

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    Great post Mr Miller, the throw away, low quality, high production society we all live in is sickening to me as well. Worst part is that im part of it, live it over and over, lay off the experienced employee and hired cheap help to get low quality products or services.

    That said, there are very few like yourself that produce a quality products and more then likely not getting much in return.
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    Well said Neil, very well said my friend.
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    Mr Miller,
    I apologize if I hit a nerve. I realize you are a one man shop. And I agree with your opinion of factory made mass produced junk. That is why I went to your sight. You have a great reputation, and seems you make a quality hand made product, with total control over every aspect of the process.It's the only way IMHO to get the product that you want. Be it quality or quantity, or what ever.As soon as you involve one other person, you loose total control, and have to make compromises because of decisions your helper made, that you would of made different. I've even found, when you try to commission a piece from an artist, and try to tell them exactly what you want, it will never be exactly what you envisioned. It will be that artists rendition of what you told them. So, I've found it best to look for a craftsman who make a great product, that just reaps of quality, and that you really like and buy it. Again, that's why I went to your sight. Your strops are a work of art. I don't know how I got the idea that you were not making shell strops anymore. So I will keep my eye's open and check your sight often. Hopefully, I will have some extra cash at the same time one come up.Thank you very much sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guarnera View Post
    Mr Miller,
    I apologize if I hit a nerve. I realize you are a one man shop. And I agree with your opinion of factory made mass produced junk. That is why I went to your sight. You have a great reputation, and seems you make a quality hand made product, with total control over every aspect of the process.It's the only way IMHO to get the product that you want. Be it quality or quantity, or what ever.As soon as you involve one other person, you loose total control, and have to make compromises because of decisions your helper made, that you would of made different. I've even found, when you try to commission a piece from an artist, and try to tell them exactly what you want, it will never be exactly what you envisioned. It will be that artists rendition of what you told them. So, I've found it best to look for a craftsman who make a great product, that just reaps of quality, and that you really like and buy it. Again, that's why I went to your sight. Your strops are a work of art. I don't know how I got the idea that you were not making shell strops anymore. So I will keep my eye's open and check your sight often. Hopefully, I will have some extra cash at the same time one come up.Thank you very much sir.
    No need to apologise - my remarks were not directed at you.

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    Gentlemen,

    I am a wee bit late to this conversation. Neil Miller strops are a work of art. A work of art produced by a genuine artist. That's the best of all worlds.
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