A Clean Strop:

Well After making a decision to get rid of the pastes and sprays, I took a look at my strop and decided to give it a really good solid cleaning and it turned out great:


The stainless steel D rings really needed some cleaning very badly:


So I rinsed them off with clean water and put them in barbicide:


I soaked them for 10 minutes:


Once the timer was up I removed and rinsed them with water:


I then dried them by hand with a terry towel and here's how they came out:


The nylon webbing was washed by itself in the washing machine after I disassembled the strop and removed the excess paste that was on there with some leather wipes. Here's how it came out:


The leather tabs and scrub leather got a similar treatment (no washing machine, just hot soapy water) and they turned out great and they really became much softer and they also loosened up a tiny bit:


The smooth leather also came out great and soft doesn't do it justice either. It also loosened up a tiny bit as well and from what I can tell the draw is still excellent:


That's what I love about a premium strop. You can always get replacement leather and webbing if you need to, but so far this one has performed flawlessly and it's lasted quite a while now.

Turkish Bath & The Quattro:

Today's shave was excellent. Today I went with Jeeves of Hudson Street  and their Turkish Bath  scented soap. Which is a "1920'...