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TOPIC: Kangaroo leather strops

Kangaroo leather strops 2 years 3 months ago #3542

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Is there any word on when, or if, kangaroo leather strops will be available for WE? If not, has anyone tried to make some?

For example, can the kangaroo leather strops (that are for EdgePro) be used on WE? Maybe the aluminum backing could be removed and the leather re-attached to WE paddles? Any suggestions?
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Re: Kangaroo leather strops 2 years 3 months ago #3543

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I got them directly from Ken. He provides them with an aluminium backing. You can mount this yourself on WEPS paddles. Ken has the WEPS roo strops priced similarly to the Edge Pro ones (so a bit cheaper, since the WEPS paddles are somewhat smaller, but since you need two of them, it will be a bit more expensive overall).

Just drop Ken a line.
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Re: Kangaroo leather strops 2 years 3 months ago #3544

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I also have Kangaroo and nanocloth available - I can mount them onto WE handles or send them out just on the aluminum backing (with 3m tape if you need it). I can also pair them with shaptons or choseras or regular leather - whatever you like. Ken cuts them and assembles onto aluminum backing and I just resell... If I can help just let me know
Some of the edges I've sharpened on the WE
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Re: Kangaroo leather strops 2 years 3 months ago #3545

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Thanks Mark76. I sent Ken a PM. Then I saw BobNash's reply. I wish I had known that the kangaroo strops for WEPS was available. I would have ordered some as soon as they became available. I'm excited to get them and put that beautiful final finish on my blades.
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Re: Kangaroo leather strops 2 years 3 months ago #3547

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holymolar wrote:
Thanks Mark76. I sent Ken a PM. Then I saw BobNash's reply. I wish I had known that the kangaroo strops for WEPS was available. I would have ordered some as soon as they became available. I'm excited to get them and put that beautiful final finish on my blades.

Holymolar - You are gonna love them - finish and edge are just awesome! :woohoo: I'm upgrading my microscopic photo ability to see about getting some better photos, now that the finish is even smoother! I've had them in stock for about 8 weeks now and it has been hard to get word out that they are available - not enough searches for them on Google to run ad words for them specifically and though Clay isn't carrying them currently, I feel uncomfortable selling on his website...
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Re: Kangaroo leather strops 2 years 3 months ago #3550

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Hey Bob, just discovered your site! Interesting stuff there.

It's another topic, but can you tell us how the edge tester works?

And I might be interested in the rust eraser. Not to erase rust (I use sandpaper for that), but your site says it is also suitable for cleaning ceramic rods. Can you tell us how that works? (I don't know whether it is similar to what Chef Knives To Go sells, but they used to sell something for cleaning ceramic stones/rods as well.)
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Re: Kangaroo leather strops 2 years 3 months ago #3577

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mark76 wrote:
It's another topic, but can you tell us how the edge tester works?

The Edge Tester is from Razor Edge Systems... here's the instructions for it...

www.razoredgesystems.com/images/pdf/the_edge_tester.pdf

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Re: Kangaroo leather strops 2 years 3 months ago #3578

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cbwx34 wrote:
mark76 wrote:
It's another topic, but can you tell us how the edge tester works?

The Edge Tester is from Razor Edge Systems... here's the instructions for it...

www.razoredgesystems.com/images/pdf/the_edge_tester.pdf

cbw

looks like the old "bic ball point pen trick".. Although we are a long way ( a month or two at least) from the point where we are going to release plans for Version 1, a group of us has been working on a "build it yourself" edge tester that you can assemble in an afternoon for under $50. If we can get everything working right it will tell you *alot* more than any bic pen every did about your edges. ;)
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Re: Kangaroo leather strops 2 years 3 months ago #3579

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BassLakeDan wrote:
looks like the old "bic ball point pen trick".. Although we are a long way ( a month or two at least) from the point where we are going to release plans for Version 1, a group of us has been working on a "build it yourself" edge tester that you can assemble in an afternoon for under $50. If we can get everything working right it will tell you *alot* more than any bic pen every did about your edges. ;)

You're right, although the Edge Tester is a bit more consistent, and the way the ends are shaped... will detect smaller imperfections (chips, burrs, etc.) vs. a pen. I think it's a bit harder too... you can check your edges without cutting into it.

I tracked down the edge tester you're building when you mentioned it in another post. Does look interesting... looks like you're putting some serious thought into it. Cool stuff.

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Re: Kangaroo leather strops 2 years 3 months ago #3581

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BassLakeDan wrote:
looks like the old "bic ball point pen trick"..

It most definitely does :) . The "real" edge tester is looking promising. Still catching up with the videos, but I'm very impressed.
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