A medium-sized Illinois Leather Razor Strop
The Illinois #835 Razor Strop measures 2 1/4" wide and 21" long, including hand grip. This strop is designed for straight razors and has two sides, a leather side and a linen side. The linen side is for initial stropping. The smooth leather side is used for final stropping.
At 2 ¼” wide and 21” long, the #835 is sized in between the smaller Illinois #206 Razor Strop and the larger Illinois #127 Razor Strop. With the same smooth leather and durable linen as the other Illinois Leather Razor Strops, this is an excellent medium-sized strop for straight razors.
Q. Do you recommend Razor Strop Dressing for your Razor Strops?
A. Yes. The leather on Illinois Strops is treated to provide a good surface for stropping and dressing is not required on your new strop. However, the addition of Fromm's Razor Strop Dressing improves the texture, creating an ideal stropping surface. Older strops that are showing signs of hardening or drying out can also be rejuvenated with Fromm's Razor Strop Dressing.
Q. What are the differences between the various strops you offer?
A. To see a comparison of the strops, see our article Comparing Razor Strops. It is a helpful guide for finding the right strop for you.