A friend of mine own a leather processing factory and I asked him for a small offcut of leather to make a strop for finishing my knives off when sharpening. (House is in chaos after a burst pipe and I have put my old one somewhere safe.......)
Anyway "offcut" to him had a different meaning to me and I now have near half a cow side.
It is veg tanned British cow hide approx 48" x 16" / 18" and thick / heavy leather.
On fleabay they are selling finished strops at £12.50 (as an example see item number 380159232808 which is offered at £12.50).
Would anyone on here be able to produce a strop like that example above? I would propose to post the leather to you for free, you return one finished strop to me likewise then sell the rest to a) cover your costs & time plus make a donation to BHF, Lifeboats, H4H or similar - not a bloody cats home. I estimate the leather is sufficient for 20+ strops.
Your thoughts or other suggestions appreciated.