Posted By: JoeSince I own several magnet-backed 11x3 balsa wood strops which were made by HandAmerican, I can state that the wood strop that I purchased on May 2015 is far inferior in quality. It still does the job, but the wood being used is much SOFTER and has a lot of 'give' to it. The balsa wood of the original HandAmerican balsa strop was extremely firm and incompressible. It was truly the ideal stropping surface. This newer balsa strop can be compressed with just firm finger pressure. It is clearly made with a softer and less dense balsa wood. Since I expect to use these for life (by sanding and reapplying agent), I would rather pay twice the price for the higher quality wood strop.
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