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    Default Dubl Duck strop

    Good evening. I wanted to share the strop I was able to get from a local antique shop this past Friday.

    Dubl Duck before:






    Dubl Duck after some TLC:






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    NICE job saving that strop. You know how many "how to " requests your going to get ? :<0)
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    You can always tell a great vintage strop cause it has heavy solid brass fittings.
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    That looks great!

    Yep, a step by step of your process would be very much appreciated from all if you get a moment.

    The first and only strop I tried to bring back to life is now better suited for stirring paint lol.

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    Default Step by step restore of Dubl Duck Strop

    There wasn't much to the restore but here was is the step by step:

    1. Buy strop
    2. After examining the strop it was in excellent condition. There were no ripples, knicks, or deformities on the leather (stropping side)
    3. I disassembled the hanging hardware wiped off the oxidation with a microfiber towel.
    4. After wiping off the brass hardware, I used liquid Brasso and started to polish the brass. I used Never Dull while in the USMC, but prefer Brasso. YMMV
    5. All the brass pieces were polished: Clip, buckle, screw, and thumb screw.
    6. I wiped down the leather with a dry microfiber towel.
    7. I used Tanner's Preserve Condition Cream to start hydrating the leather. I used about a "small grape sized dollop" of the cream to see how much the leather would initially absorb. The leather absorb the cream very quickly. I was a bit surprised how quickly. Here is an image of the first treatment:



    This is a picture after the first treatment of the whole strop. You can see where there are some light spots. The leather was not evenly absorbing the cream. I needed to make several passes with the cream.



    Final treatment:


    8. The backside of the strop also got the leather cream. I am hoping that the cream will hydrate the leather from both sides and stay supple for years to come.

    I plan on adding a d-ring handle to the bottom of the strop so I do not have to handle the end of the strop and transfer any human oils to it over time.

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