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Double sided honing strop for most edge tools, in the workshop

Double sided honing strop for most edge tools, in the workshop

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Double sided honing strop

These double-sided honing strops serve well for most edge tools, in the workshop, in the great outdoors or at home. They will keep your knife or tool razor-sharp for a lot longer before it needs re-sharpening.

We are only amateurs at leathercraft so please don't expect precise laser straight edges, as you will not get them here. These blocks are meant to be used and are not really intended for display, so you can expect a workman like finish.

We have made each of these blocks from pine and have finished the edges with 2 coats of boiled linseed oil.

The basic idea behind honing, or stropping is to remove the burr, on any cutting edge, that remains after sharpening. Honing also polishes the cutting edge on a microscopic level and leaves an edge sharper and stronger. If you wish you can use a honing paste, or compound, on one side of the block to speed up the process, as the paste is mildly abrasive. Knives for example should be held at an angle of about 20 degrees to the surface whilst being swept along the surface. Other tools such as chisels may be best honed using a jig to hold them at the correct angle for the tool.

Specifications: (approximate:)

  • Measures a total length of 484mm and 6mm thick (Max Including leather)
  • The working areas of leather are 280mm long and 51mm wide
  • Weighs 84g
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