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    Default Gabrielcr78 Kangaroo strop

    Hi ,
    first my wishes to everyone on this forum for a great 2018, health and happiness above all.
    I have been reading these forums since I decided to start using a straight razor back in August of this year after using a Dovo Best Quality from a family member then was hooked and purchased 2 razors from Gabe. Of course they came shave ready and very smooth. Unfortunately I thought my english bridle bench strop I had purchased would suffice, but now that I received a 3" Kangaroo strop from Gabe, all I can say is that I should have spent more time researching the requirements of a good strop.

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    I received it about 2 weeks ago, but not having a digital camera and my old blackberry having a poor camera, I waited to post so I could have borrowed and used better camera.

    At first I was very surprised at the workmanship and quality of this strop. Gabe has been able to craft a wonderful product.

    Second the thinness of the kangaroo leather also surprised me. It looks a little weak at first sight , but then when handling it feels strong and maybe this is just me but almost elastic type. It comes with a red stripped cotton webbing. After using it with my 2 razors I can feel the same smoothness as when I first received my Friodur and le Grelot. I am still taking the stropping motion very slowly as I am afraid to damage it, but as Gabe mentioned, take it easy and slow at first to build the muscle memory.

    Being a newbie I asked a lot of questions to Gabe and I can say he was very patient, knowledgeable and helpful in my final decision to purchase it and so happy I did!


    thanks Gabe

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    That's looks awesome.
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    Im really happy you liked it and that it will be put yo.good use!! Enjoy it my friend!

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    You have one fine strop there

    I also have a Roo strop Gabe made. And I agree, fine workmanship, and quality material used.

    Enjoy!!!!
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    I'm actually very curious about this kangaroo hide. I have one strop that I absolutely love, only because it is as you say, extremely smooth and almost elastic. The two Pegasus strops I own are thick and stiff, no matter how many times you rub the damn things I feel it takes forever to break in.
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    I have a horsehide from Gabe which is very nice. A roo one is definitely on my list!

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    Congrats! I'm very impressed by the looks of the strops that Gabe puts out. Also, every review from those lucky enough to have one is always spectacular. I mean, just look at that thing! Sweet!
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    Welcome aboard and thanks for sharing.
    Gabe has made a number of lovely strops I’ve seen..
    Roo too is in my list of hides to acquire.
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    When I’m ready for Roo I know where I’m going for it. That’s beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lslick23 View Post
    When I’m ready for Roo I know where I’m going for it. That’s beautiful!
    Get in line!

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