The Well Shaved Gentleman / Heirloom Razor Strop Company

Church Of The Brethren

Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.



I Will Be Open Again Friday, April 25th

My storefront will be closed until April 25th as I have a few projects going on at home this week. Please remember that this is just a sideline for me and my strop making must fit around my career and home life first. Thanks for your understanding.



Something New, A Simple, Clean, Minimalist Heirloom Strop !

I will be offering my new Minimalist™ strops when I open again on Friday. What's the difference between this and my Artisans™ ? As far as quality and usage, absolutely nothing. Both use my best, flawless leather and the only difference between them is in the trim details. The Artisan™ has a few more cosmtetic frills...beaded and dyed edges, contrasting dark bridle leather caps and handles, etc... while the Minimalist™ has matching color handles from the same material as the strop body, no edge beading and no edge dying on the trim for a clean, sleek look. One has all the cosmetic frills, the other is just a clean, minimalist design. Both are made from the best leather available with zero flaws or range marks and both have heavy dee ring grips or optional extra thick 3-ply handles and a pure cotton second component as standard.



Synthetic Vegan Friendly Strops

Great news for those who wanted to get into straight razor shaving but we unable because all the strops on the market were made from leather. I offer strops in my exclusive Vegan Friendly Synthetic material that peforms nearly as well as leather and is super durable. I now offer a 2 1/2" Vegan Friendly strop with Dee Ring Grips and a Firm, Fine Weave Cotton.



I am sorry but I am no longer able to ship international orders.



Premium Heirloom Leather Strops

I make 2", 2 1/2" and 3" Artisan™ and Minimalist™ strops with either Dee Ring Grips or my heavy 3-ply Handles. All of my strops come with your choice of my firm, fine weave 100% Cotton or my upgraded natural Genuine Linen (when available). No mystery cloth here! And don't forget that my strops have always featured modular construction for easy replacement of components and I offer an inexpensive Practice strop option that is available when you purchase one of my top quality strops. Thanks!



And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Colossians 3:23 (King James Version)



~ The Heirloom Razor Strop Co. ~

Designer And Maker Of The Original Artisan Strops !

Hand Crafted Strops and Leather Goods Directly From The Craftsman

Thanks for looking at my products. This is a small, Christian owned and run business and my products are all made here by hand, by me. I'm not a big business with a storefront or staff, and I don't stock and resell some other makers products or have others simply manufacture to my design. I am the craftsman, the manufacturer and the designer.

All of my products are designed, cut and finished completely within my own shop. My familiar strop, handle and cap designs, and the use of modular construction are now common with other makers. All of these innovations started here at The Heirloom Razor Strop Company and were based on my years of experience in leatherworking. My designs and materials have evolved the past 8 years through hands on testing of many prototypes and much positive customer feedback. When you buy an Heirloom Strop you buy from the designer and the maker.

The Difference Is In The Details

The components for my products are made here in small runs each week and then assembled to order one at a time as I fill each request. I don't make up dozens of strops and simply fill orders, I build to your requests from my proven designs and materials. My designs and leather options will vary from time to time but will always be from materials that have proven themselves over the years.

My hides are all selected and purchased in person so I can be assured of the best surface quality. Each strop piece is cut one at a time and hand worked to provide just the right feel from premium #1 grade hides. Typically only 60% of the hide is deemed usable for what I will put my Heirloom™ name on. The rest becomes trim pieces, practice strops or is thrown away as waste. If I would not own and use it myself, I will not sell it.

Notice the detail work that goes into my strops. Edges are beveled, rounded, burnished and when appropriate beaded as well for a finished look. The handles and end caps are all edge dyed to enhance the finish and all screw heads are aligned for a more uniform appearance. This all takes more time but is the only proper way to do the job. I don't build for speed and efficiancy, I build for quality and to do the best job possible. My strops don't only need to perform well, they must be built well. The difference really is in the details.


My Artisan™, Heirloom™, Old No.2™, Notovan™, Companion™, Fast Bridle™ and Old Timer™ strops are of my own design and are only available directly through me. Please note that similar looking designs, handles and components, and "Heirloom" and "Artisan" named strops and sets found elsewhere are simply copies of my own designs, neither made by, nor endorsed by me.



NEW! 3" Heirloom Minimalist Fast Bridle Strop

NEW! 3" Heirloom Minimalist Fast Bridle Strop

Minimalist 3" Fast Bridle! This Version Of The Old No. 2™ Is A Simple, Clean, Minimalist Version Of An Old Favorite. Made With My New 7 to 8 oz Specially Finished Fast Bridle Leather With Dee Rings Or Heavy 3-Ply Handles

Available Again Late Next Week

  • Price: $74.00

NEW! 2 1/2" Heirloom Minimalist Fast Bridle Strop

NEW! 2 1/2" Heirloom Minimalist Fast Bridle Strop

Minimalist 2 1/2" Fast Bridle! This Version Of The Old No. 2™ Is A Simple, Clean, Minimalist Version Of An Old Favorite. Made With My New 7 to 8 oz Specially Finished Fast Bridle Leather With Dee Rings Or Heavy 3-Ply Handles

Available Again Late Next Week

  • Price: $69.00

NEW! 2" Artisan Companion Travel Strop

NEW! 2" Artisan Companion Travel Strop

Artisan "Mock Roo" Cowhide Companion Travel Strops! These Artisan Companion™ Strops are made with a tough Special Cowhide and pack into a small sturdy can for travel use. An Heirloom Razor Strop Exclusive

Available Again Late Next Week, Limited Supply

  • Price: $48.00

2 1/2" Heirloom Artisan Synthetic Vegan Friendly Strop

2 1/2" Heirloom Artisan Synthetic Vegan Friendly Strop

An Heirloom™ Original! My 2 1/2" Artisan™ Synthetic Strop Is A Unique Vegan Friendly Model With A Smooth Cotton second component. An Heirloom Razor Strop Exclusive

Available Again Late Next Week

  • Price: $77.00