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This is a completely restored adjustable paddle strop in like new condition. This strop was made by Henry Sears & Son dated on the box is 1865. This entire strop has been completely refinished and the leather portion has been fitted with a brand new piece of premium grade, top quality leather. This leather is two sided with each side having a flat working surface of 7 1/2" long and a total length of 13 1/4" from tip to tip. It is 1 - 3/4" wide by 1/8" thick. I have treated this leather first, with neatsfoot oil which preserves, softens, and makes the leather more pliable and second, treated the surface with "Fromm's Strop Dressing" which further conditions the leather for stropping and provides a necessary slight drag on the blade when stropping. This "adjustable strop" is adjusted, and tension is created by turning the handle which increases the tightness of the leather to the desired amount. The compact size of this paddle strop makes it ideal for travel, just carry it in a small overnight case, large suitcase, or camping knapsack, etc. This strop comes with its original case that has been restored to a sound and usable condition.