Vintage 1948 Fire Hose Flax Linen Strop 600mmX65mmX5mm made by Aoki Strop
***There are lots of strops on the pictures, but the price is for one piece of the strop. All of actual strops might be looking little different from the pictures. Each flax linen strops are different printed letters and stains and dirty spots, but we do quality control of the material of the fire hose, so we do not use bad section.****
I have been doing cutlery business for over 15 years, and selling and minor fixing Kanoyama strops for probably 15 years.
I also grew up leather bag and case craft's company in Japan.
My father leather craft's factory was a part of my house where was my playground.
I had helped his business from childhood to grown-up such as gluing contact cement with brush or riveting or thinning leather, etc.
My father is almost 90 years old, and still running the business.
These strops are made by my wife who used to be a designer for clothing company.
The material of the strop is used 1948 vintage fire hose made by flax and Linen
It is from used US made fire hose, so it is already much softer than it was new.
It is ready to use it.
It is already washed, but it has some stains and dirty spots, because it had been
used as real fire hose.
The strops should hang on the clip side on the wall, and the other side should hold on tight with one hand to make straight and tension the strop, and moving forward shoulder side gently.