carlsberg dont make knife strops.....

Discussion in 'Blades' started by fish, Jan 21, 2011.


  1. fish

    fish Monkey+

    but if they did they'd be a little like this one! lol

    fancied making something this evening for a bit of fun and i decided on making a new strop,wood backed with an antler handle.

    so heres the raw materials,a nice bit of English yew and a red deer horn from an Exmoor stag that met with an untimely end ....but thats another story!
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    and heres the job done:
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    now a strop as this deserves better than jewellers rouge or toothpaste for a compound so i managed to aquired some 60micron diamond cutting paste:
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    apply just a little:
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    and this stuff cuts well! razors edge in just a few strops of the knife.
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    thanks for looking.
     
  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Oh that's nice! Really nice!
     
  3. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Nice job fish!
     
  4. Bison_Forge

    Bison_Forge Aspiring Knifemaker

    Very nice. My strop has always just been the back of an old belt, but now that I have seen this..........
     
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