I recently received an email asking why there are no straight razor leather sharpening strops being made in the US anymore. I think the answer is because no one uses straight razors anymore? What the email enlightened me to is the fact that straight razors are enjoying a bit of a resurgence. And there still is at least one honing strap still made here. I’ll admit to only ever getting a straight razor shave from the barber, but I did go digging through the leather goods archives here and turned up some old strops. After all, Horween Leather used to do their primary cordovan business for the making razor strops. Clearly, the invention by good ol’ Mr. Gillette didn’t do a lot to help that business.