Historical information

Used to sharpen and polish straight edged razors or knives or chisels.


Used by a resident of the Kiewa Valley possibly on the farm, in the kitchen or at the barber's shop.

Physical description

A flexible double - layered leather strop. This is a hanging strop which has two hooks which enable the top to swivel so that it can be turned over while hanging from a hook or peg. It has a metal ring with two hooks at one end and a padded stitched handle at the other forming a knob.

Inscriptions & markings

A gold circle design at one end. At the other "The / Keen Edge / Strop"