Friday, 25 March 2011

Fungus Strop - Update

Following my previous post about a knife strop i made from some dried Birch Polypore fungus  http://kepisbushcraft.blogspot.com/2011/03/fungus-strop.html i thought today i would add a piece of leather to the reverse side of the board thereby giving me the best of both worlds, the leather side for polishing and the fungus for the final finishing strokes to get that razor sharp edge we all allude to.

I also added a small section of leather on the fungus side of the stop, partly for aesthetic reasons but also as an additional small stropping area.

The photo to the left shows both sides of the strop with the fungus side being shown in the top photo, the board the fungus and leather is attached to, is a piece of Hazel that i pared down from a well seasoned branch.

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