About Us

Strop making came about several years ago when I took up woodcarving.  I quickly learned what I thought was sharp was not carving sharp.  I needed a strop!  After looking around I made one (still use it) but knew I could do better.  I made a few more.   After giving some away and selling a few, I found there was a market for well made strops way beyond the carving community.  I made some more and got much better at it, always trying to make the next one even better than the one before.  They sold... and I am still making them for guys and gals just like you that have a reason for a very sharp knife and want an easy way to keep it sharp.  After interactions with knife enthusiast all around the world we now know there are so many good people with good reasons for a very sharp blade (we remain biased in our opinion that carving is the best reason).  Whatever your reason is (and we have heard many) we hope if you choose our strops you will enjoy using them and find the edge you are looking for.  

We are a very small operation based in the USA and are completely hands on at each and every step. From website (it shows), to strop production, to customer communication and service, and shipping... it is all done personally.  If you try to contact us and don't hear back the same day or within 24hrs something went wrong and ask you please try again.  

Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse and purchase our products.  We appreciate your interest in our strops and other products and if we can help please drop us a note.  

 

MORE ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE AND ARE FINALLY DOING AGAIN IN OUR NEW LOCATION!

We specialize in strops proudly handcrafted in the U.S.A. by a knife enthusiast for knife enthusiasts for the sharpening, polishing, and maintaining of blades.  Each strop is made with the natural materials of wood and leather. No two are exactly identical but consitency is our goal.  Our strops may not be the least expensive but we work hard to ensure they are the best quality and value.  You can be sure we are always striving to build the next strop better than the one before and we have shipped almost 4000 at last count.

Turns out we build better strops than websites but please browse through our store and shop with confidence. You can create an account with us if you like, or shop as a guest. Either way, your shopping cart will be active until you leave the store.  Our strops are also sold on Ebay under the user ID: StropMan.USA if you are so inclined.  Thanks for your interest in our strops and stop by again soon.  New strops and more Eze-Lap products are coming soon so stop by now and again.  There are so many good reasons for keeping a very sharp blade.  We respect all of your reasons but we need to let you in on a secret... we think wood carving is the best reason! Watch for ways to get started woodcarving coming soon with Mike Shipley's knives and tools, Ramelson tools, etc. 

We really appreciate each and every one of our customers, past, present and future alike.  Like our facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/StropMan.USA

Remember to "get sharp... StropMan!" or "get sharper, stay sharper... StropMan!"

Either way you get the message.  Speaking of message, feel free to send us one if you need some help. International customers please contact me for postage quotes.