How to Hold a Strop Without a Handle

Why no handle?

A couple of my top of the line Tony Miller [[Strops]]

Strops are sometimes built with a handle and sometimes they are not. When a strop does not have a handle, it might be difficult for a new straight razor shaver to hold the strop properly. This page will show a few grips on how to hold your strop.

The Grips


The strop that was used in this demonstration is a Kanayama 30,000. Each grip will show a picture from top and the side. The strop is not hooked.







Grip 1

Pinching the strop using your thumb and fist.


Grip 2


Holding the sides of the strop.

Grip 3

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