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    Angry Can if find just a Cotton/linen strop without the leather?

    Hey ya'll!

    I've been loving my Straight Razor Design 2" Red Latigo Strop; But with using pastes I think it would be easier for me if I had 2 separate strops. One cotton/linen and one leather. Are there strops out there that are just cotton/linen? I've been looking and I haven't found any yet...

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    I tried in my previous answer to say that the Superior Shave has some.

    Herold Linen-Only Strop (2 x 16", 2 Sides)

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    Using a separate strop for paste is easier and cleaner. I use separate pasted strop, I do a lot of paste experimenting.

    My leather strop has leather and clean linen.

    Really you do not need a lot of different paste, for most Chrome Oxide is the only paste you need.

    These are just a few.

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    Or knock up a foamboard paddle, they are quick, easy and cheap.
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    Thanks man!

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    I'm glad other people do this! I wasn't sure lol but while using my diamond paste I always think...this would be a heck of a lot easier if my strop was separated!

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    Talk to Tony Miller. He made me a nice one

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    Cotton belts go in thrift stores for $1. They are narrow but work fine for pastes. Each belt is long enough for two strops.

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    I'd suggest looking for a nearly unused vintage linen like euclid has shown (in the middle) for using without abrasive.

    You will be surprised how long a linen of that type will maintain a razor if you use it once a week.

    They should be free of loading, and have some sort of trademark on them like "fine weave" or "silk finish".

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