Blue Eel Strop | Black

Ok, you bought a straight razor, and at some point, you figured out that you need to maintain it with a strop.

We got your back—well, your face and head.

From The Firehouse

Our longtime customer, John Finley, both a firefighter and bodybuilder, shaves his head every day and gave us a great review of the Blue Eel Strop.

Blue Eel Strop | Black

“I was going through 5 to 7 razors a month, but when I switched to a straight razor, now all I need to do is strop every few shaves. It has saved me HUNDREDS of dollars.”

Just a few strokes on our Blue Eel Strop returns any dull blade to its original sharpness—no stone or file required.

Never again endure the agony of a  yank-and-drag motion on a  dull shaver; just strop it.

Looking for some courage to shave your head? Watch our video here where Justin Bravo shaves his head on camera.

Blue Eel Strop


Our signature series Blue Eel Strop is a beautiful addition to any kit. Beautiful, elegant leather + thick blue canvas and quality connectivity brass.

A strop is a flexible piece of leather or fabric used during the final stage of sharpening a razor. A strop's function is to polish the edge and work off any burr left behind by sharpening stones.

Stropping 101

Never move the blade toward the cutting edge as it will cut into the strop, resulting in dulling of the edge and damage to the strop.

A few strokes are usually sufficient. A strop is best used before you even think your edge is dull.

Used consistently, it is a key step in maintaining a razor-sharp edge.

You strop on the leather surface, not the rough leather bottom, but you use the very top of the strop. Use the blue part to wipe the blade just before you start to strop. 

Stropping is a sliding motion that pulls the cutting edge of a blade away from a strip of leather to sharpen the blade. It’s a great method of keeping a razor clean and easy to use as it produces a very sharp final edge.

Stropping helps smooth the rough edges off your blade and sets the teeth in alignment—it gives a straight razor a keen edge to help make shaving easier. 

Hanging strops are the most common. They consist of a canvas strap and a leather strip.

How to Sharpen a Blade Using a Strop

Important Steps

There are two key things to consider when you are stropping your razor:

  1. Always draw the blade away from the cutting edge so that the razor doesn’t dig into the leather.
  2. Hold the razor at the same bevel angle consistently throughout the stropping process.
  3. VERY IMPORTANT - If you raise the angle or lower it down, it will affect the razor's edge in the wrong way, and you will destroy the edge.

For a few DIY videos and more info, see this post.

Lifetime & Satisfaction Guarantee

We're confident that you will love our strop, which is why our warranty is simple and straightforward.

If you don't like it for any reason, we will offer you a full refund for all unused products.

Naked Armor products have kept thousands of men (and their women) happy with awesome looking faces made for touching and looking great.

Throw away your plastic razor and never settle for anything less than what Naked Armor's awesome straight razor lineup can give you.

Buy a strop today!

Customer Reviews

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M.M.
Blue Eel Strop

I purchased this strop to hone my Solomon razor I received for Christmas. I read the guide on the Naked Armor website and I was able to hone my razor back to its magnificent edge. High quality materials and a perfect size for at home or for traveling. Excellent craftsmanship!

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P.D.
Perfect for the size and price!

Would definitely recommend to anyone. Great quality - works very well.

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T.R.
Perfect

I thought it was short but my husband said NO, it's perfect! Just what he wanted!

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D.W.
Great travel strop

A little small for my main bathroom strop, but perfect for my travel bag. About 2-1/4" wide with about 12" of stropping length. Soft leather and nice attachment clasp and rings for holding it taut.

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A.R.
Great Starter Strop

I’ve used the strop a few times and it’s their real deal. Great prices great product!