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    Just a heads up that I have some new products as well as some old favorites back in production again as well as a President's Day sale going on.

    For the sale, all of my Artisan level strops are discounted by $10 for the next week as well as my 4 side paddle strop.

    Some old favorites that are back again are my 4 side paddles and my bench strops.


    I have a new leather right now, a super fast Cordovan like steerhide shoulder with a really super light and fast draw. I have gotten favorable feedback from a tester on a sample I sent out and have them available now on my new 2019 website.

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    Thanks for the heads up. I've been checking out your site and thinking of investing in a good strop. My big issue is I don't have a frame of reference for the the different draw types.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP5 View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. I've been checking out your site and thinking of investing in a good strop. My big issue is I don't have a frame of reference for the the different draw types.
    I have tried pretty much all that Tony Miller offers and the latest is his Steer dovan and it’s very close in draw and feedback to a more expensive Córdovan
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP5 View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. I've been checking out your site and thinking of investing in a good strop. My big issue is I don't have a frame of reference for the the different draw types.
    My Premium Steerhide will have a fairly medium draw. Each hide can vary a little but for the most part it is a medium to light/medium. The newest Steer-dovan has a very fast, almost glassy draw. Very light. I may have a bit more of my Fast bridle coming and that has a light to medium draw, again depending on the hides. I am thinking the next batch will be closer to a medium based on how the full shoulders feel to me before cutting.
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    My DIY bridle strop seems to have very little draw, so a medium draw may be more to my liking. Thanks for the info.
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    Got in a really nice shipment of Horsehide direct from Horween this time so these are what they consider First Run Quality (bear in mind horsehide will have a few more natural range marks than my European sourced Steerhide but nothing that will have a negative effect on use).

    It is a deep brown color with a light to medium, silky draw and at 5oz. weight is soft and supple to conform to any shaped razor's edge. Not quite a thin as Kangaroo but less than my Steerhide it. I matched it up with some slick black bridle caps and handles for a nice contrast.

    Will have a small release early next week with more to come in a week or two with the next shipment.
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    Beautiful strops! I inherited a strop made by you, Mr. Miller, and despite the odd nick and a few scratches it remains my go-to and is something I hope to pass on some day.
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    Looks very nice in that hardware/color of ends, Tony. Nice choice.

    Soft you say? Sounds like the texture of a Kamayama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Looks very nice in that hardware/color of ends, Tony. Nice choice.

    Soft you say? Sounds like the texture of a Kamayama.
    My wife, who helps me with the business actually suggested I go with black on this one to create more contrast than the brown I usually use. I think she was spot on with this combo and as my supply of Fast Bridle runs out (it is no longer made at the tannery) I am going with this exact leather in either the black or a deep, dark chocolate brown as trim on all of my strops.

    The softness on these is partly due to the thinness allowing a lot of flexibility along with a medium temper to the leather itself.
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    Got another batch or Horween Horsehide in this week. Really nice stuff and will also be bringing back my veg tanned, natural horsehide. I have not used that material for probably 7 or 8 years now but Horween sent me some really nice stuff. This leather is very firm and slick. Very low draw.

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