Equine Ultra Premium Leather Strop
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- Premium grade leather for stropping your knives and razors to their absolute sharpest.
- Equine leather has a very high concentration of silicate, and perfect for those who do not wish to load their strops with compounds.
- Ideal for loading with 9K - 14K grit compounds
- Offers the best tactile feel and control when using unloaded
- 3 Base Choices: Polycarbonate, Tempered Glass or Hinoki
- 2 Size Choices: 10 inch (10" x 2.5") or 12 inch (12" x 3")
- Slip-free silicone rubber feet
These are available in limited quantities.
This is the standard strop base that we recommend, due to its extreme durability, light weight and aesthetic properties. Made of high quality polycarbonate glass sheet. These bases are highly transparent and highly resistant to impact. They are many times stronger than glass or HDPE, and almost unbreakable. It's also much lighter than tempered glass.
Thickness: 8mm / 0.3"
Tempered Glass Base
Back by popular demand, and in limited supply are strops with tempered glass base plates. Ryky loves playing and experimenting with different materials for his strops, and the last time he made strops with temper glass was back in 2018, and all 100 pieces made were sold out in a matter of days. Now he's releasing another 200 pieces for a limited time.
With the same level of attention that Ryky put into everything he designs, these temper glass plates have a high polish all around and have chamfered edges and corners, and are very comfortable to hold.
Thickness: 8mm / 0.3"
American White Oak Base
Ryky wanted to make a strop base using one of America’s most beloved hardwoods. White oak is very stable and has great water resistant properties, which makes it well-suited for his strop blocks. Being around an environment where water is the norm, having a hardwood that is resistant to warping is a must. If white oak is good enough to be used on century-old bards and school house exteriors, it is good enough for Ryky's strops. With the same level of attention that he put into everything he designs, all of the corners and edges are hand sanded, and are very comfortable to hold.
White Oak base is sourced and made in the USA.
Thickness: 20mm / 0.8"
As one of the most prized types of wood in Japan, it is also referred to as “sacred” wood. The straight grain enhances it’s elegance, and has been known to have a light “lemony” scent.
Hinoki is also higher rot resistant due to its natural oils. For those who appreciate the appeal of classic Japanese furniture, Hinoki strop blocks will make a great addition to your knife sharpening kit. With the same level of attention that Ryky put into everything he designs, all of the edges are finished by hand sanding to show the classic beauty of hinoki wood. An engraved Ryky logo can be found on one side of the wood base.
Thickness: 16mm / 0.6"
NEW Carbon Fiber Base
As a cyclist, carbon fiber has a special place in Ryky's heart. After refining the manufacturing and finishing process, and without having to increase the price over the original design, Ryky is very excited to offer this new version to customers. This latest version offers a number of upgrades, from custom CNC chamfered edges and corners, to a new carbon layup design. The CNC edges and corners make for an extremely clean and comfortable to hold finish. The upgrade from a UD (unidirectional carbon) to 3k weave pattern increases structural strength (not that the UD version needed it). And with each layer using the same material, these are 100% carbon fiber in construction.
Thickness: 8mm / 0.3"
- Designed by Ryky Tran in California
- Strop Leather Sourced in USA
- Leather Made in USA
- Assembled in Hong Kong
I absolutely love my 12in Premium Equine strop. I order one with Hanoki and it looks simple and elegant. It definitly adds a nice touch to my bench and a keen edge to my knives.
I did have an instance where it seemed they accidently sent out a B stock strop but once contacted Ryky and Burrfection Shop both reached out to me and had the issue fixed within 2 business days. Absutly amazing. I was so impressed I purchaced a Naniwa bridge and some more accessories the next week. I will definitly be back.
Thank you to Ryky and Burrfection.
This is one lovely strop! It works great on my cooking knives as well as my straight razor for shaving!
A big hello to Riky from France. I trusted his expertise and I was right: These strops are not only beautiful but highly effectives even without compound. I purchased the Raw equine and the Ultra premium for polishing. Both are of great quality as expected. Perfect service, fast and very careful shipping. Thank you Ryky for your advice and your videos so interesting I learned a lot from you.
Love this strop. I've always used a loaded strop with compound. This one is great with no loading for knives and could also be used for straight razors.
I've been using a random strop I bought from Amazon with decent results. This strop is definitely a step up when bringing back a razor sharp edge. One thing about this strop is that it's so good that it's also less forgiving if you're sloppy with your knife. It'll actually make your edge worse if you're not careful. But when done right, it gives you a beautiful edge.