Overall length approximately 18 inches. Usable length approximately 12 inches. Width 1-3/4 inches. Additional synthetic belt on reverse for pre-sharpening. Leather side can be prepared with either solid or tube strop paste. Nickel plated swivel and handle. Made in Solingen, Germany.
The Herold Solingen 185 strop is one of their base cowhide models. It is a quality leather and stitched to very high quality standards.
The Herold Solingen hard linen surface is attached to both the handle and the leather, forming a loop, guaranteeing the ability to pull taught while not needing an extra handle.
This is an elegant solution and cuts down on the overall weight of the strop. Herold Solingen treats the tightly woven linen with their white paste at the factory adding a bit of a sharpening effect. Make sure to remove the paste from your blade before stropping on the leather. This fine strop is on the smaller side, and probably best suited for travel.