Leather strop is used to put a very fine edge on your blades. essential tool to anyone needing to keep a razor sharp edge. For putting the final edge on Axes, knives and tools. The strop is used as a final stage of sharpening. The function of a strop is to polish the edge and work off any burr left behind by sharpening stones. Made in the USA. Big size so it can be used for axes and large knives as well as small items 8.75″ x 3.75″. Made from extra hard wood from a carpenter so you may get oak, cherry or walnut wood.