Double Sided Leather Hone
This two sided leather strop is perfect for maintaining any convex blade. With leather on both sides, you can charge each side with a different abrasive sharpening compound to fit your needs.
This is the handiest hone I own. The handle allows me to sharpen my knives safely and conveniently anywhere.
The specially treated leather takes compound very well (like all of the leather hones on our site). Unlike standard, untreated leather, there is no need for solvents or heat to effectively spread the compound. Just use the compound like a crayon and cover the leather with compound and start sharpening!
The leather is 2" wide and 8" long and the overall length is 12".
Compound sold separately.
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After debating back and forth about just making one or buying a pre-made strop, I decided to go for this. I don't have leather readily available, and looking at a lot of online sources, the costs didn't pan out for me - I would have ended up paying more for a larger amount of leather than I would have needed, etc. So this seemed like a good purchase for me. Very happy with it. The wood is nicely finished, no rough edges. The leather seems very uniform in thickness and quality (a lot of leather pieces I found on line, if I'd made my own, were reviewed and comments indicated variable thickness and a lot of surface imperfections). The surfaces of both leather pieces are very smooth, no indication on mine of any cuts, hide defects, etc. I loaded mine up with black and green compound (I have another with red jeweler's rouge for ultra fine detail) as demonstrated in the KSF video. Very pleased, should last me a lifetime.