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Dunkle Master Strop

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  • A Dunkle master stop made with a wood base and  blue pig-skin  wrapped around part of the base with a rounded edge on one side.
  • A view of the blue pigskin with wood str op made by John Dunkle.
  • This is a side profile of the Dunkle strop made from wood and blue pig skin showing the beveled edge.

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Most woodworkers know that a sharp tool is a safe tool. A dull chisel can slip and cause serious injury, while a sharp one can be controlled with ease. For this reason, it is essential to have a good stropping routine to keep your tools in top condition.

The John Dunkle strop is an excellent choice for this task. Unlike most strops, which have a flat edge, the Dunkle strop has a curved or round edge for working the inside of a gouge or knife. This ensures that you won't round your tools as you work.

The strop is also made of wood covered by thin pigskin, which provides a gentle yet effective stropping action. In addition, the angled edge of the strop is perfect for stropping V-tools and smaller gouge tools. With the John Dunkle strop, you can be sure that your tools will always be sharp and ready for use.

Blue Velvet is a special kind of stropping powder that helps to keep your knife or gouge sharp. To use it, simply sprinkle some on the strop and work it in with the back of your knife or gouge. The powder will help to remove any burrs or irregularities on the blade, resulting in a sharper edge. In addition, the powder will help to protect the strop from wear and tear. When used responsibly, the strop, along with the Blue Velvet, will last for many years. Whether you are a professional carver or beginner, having a sharp knife or gouge is essential for getting the best results. With the Blue Velvet stropping powder, you can easily keep your tools in top condition.

John's method for sharpening knives is simple and effective. He explains that the first step is to lay the blade flat on the surface, in order to duplicate the shape. Then, when stropping the blade, you should put your finger on the blade where the handle meets the wood. Stropping a few times, before moving your finger down the blade and repeating. It's important not to apply too much pressure at the tip, in order to avoid damaging the knife. Following these steps will result in a sharp, clean blade that is ready for use. Thanks, John! 

Dunkle Master Strop Specifications

  • 11 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches wide x 1/2 inch thick.
  • Pigskin -  7 1/4 inches long x 2 1/4 Inch wide.
  • Eliminates inconsistency.
  • Bonded to a wood type paddle.

 Dunkle Dust Stropping Compound ( Blue Velvet)  is sold separately.

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