Stropt - razor honing pad
razor honing pad
Leather strops have been used since the dawn of time for helping to maintain the edge on blades. The leather helps to remove debris and smooth out the edge of the blade, keeping it sharper for longer. These Razor Honing Pads use exactly the same principle to keep modern cartridge and disposable razors clean and sharp for three to five times longer. This ultimately helps to save money and reduce plastic waste.
They are handmade in the UK from natural vegetable tanned leather on a bamboo base.
To use, simply wet pad and push the the razor firmly upwards five or six times times (in a reverse shaving action) to clean and maintain the blades. The leather softens slightly when wet ensuring close contact between the leather and the tips (fins) of the blades. It is a simple but time-honoured solution to a very modern problem.
We all know we should be moving to safety razors eventually and in time, we're sure we all will. But right now, today, there's a lot - literally billions - of dispozable razors in use, if we can lengthen the lives of these razors by a factor of three to five, that's a major step towards reducing the plastic waste we're responsible for.