W.R. Case and Sons strop

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W.R. Case and Sons strop

Post by Stanwade » Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:35 am

I bought this from my uncle last night.. I was with him and my dad when he picked it up at a yard sale by our camp in Erie, Pennsylvania 30 years ago... is this from the early Case era or is it a later reproduction? Thanks..
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Re: W.R. Case and Sons strop

Post by Stanwade » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:28 pm

Anyone? 😁
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Post by TPK » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:34 pm

Stanwade wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Anyone? 😁
I'm sure it's at least 30 years old, maybe older. ::nod::
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Post by TPK » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:38 pm

LMAO ::rotflol:: ::tease::

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Re: W.R. Case and Sons strop

Post by Stanwade » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:48 pm

::dang::
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Re: W.R. Case and Sons strop

Post by TPK » Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:55 pm

Stanwade wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:48 pm
::dang::
::facepalm::
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Re: W.R. Case and Sons strop

Post by Stanwade » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:00 pm

Smart a@$!! Lol
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Re: W.R. Case and Sons strop

Post by TPK » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:09 pm

::super_happy:: ::nod:: ::tu::
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Re: W.R. Case and Sons strop

Post by petesknives » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:29 pm

TPK wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Stanwade wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:28 pm
Anyone? 😁
I'm sure it's at least 30 years old, maybe older. ::nod::
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I'll have to agree with Tom on the age assessment of the strop ::tu::

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Re: W.R. Case and Sons strop

Post by XX Case XX » Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:55 pm

Even though it was found some 30 years ago, I think what Ryan is asking is, could this strop be a lot older than that. I'm certainly no expert on this kind of thing, but to me, it sure does have that "old time" look to it. The same kind of overall appearance a really old pocket knife has.

I've never seen one from WR Case & Sons so this is really interesting to me. Maybe Steve will chime in here.

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Re: W.R. Case and Sons strop

Post by Stanwade » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:16 pm

Thanks for your input..I gave my uncle $20 for it so no matter what, it's worth it..I believe it's old/authentic myself..but I could be wrong? ::shrug::
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Re: W.R. Case and Sons strop

Post by XX Case XX » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:32 pm

Stanwade wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:16 pm
I believe it's old/authentic myself..but I could be wrong?
I concur. I don't think there's any question as to it's authenticity, just a matter of how old is really is.

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Post by Stanwade » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:03 pm

Thanks Mike...🤝
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Re: W.R. Case and Sons strop

Post by mrwatch » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:15 am

it says genuine horse shell, does that mean it is made of horse hide instead of cow hide leather? And is this common?

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Re: W.R. Case and Sons strop

Post by Mumbleypeg » Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:31 pm

I’ve seen W.R. Case branded razor strops for sale on eBay occasionally, so they are out there. That’s all I know about them. I assume they’re 60+ years old or more just because by then safety razors had pretty much taken over the market. JMO

According to a little research, horse shell leather comes from the rump of the horse, especially large draft horses, and has a different texture than that of cow leather. It is apparently naturally stiffer and oilier. That being the source and because of the rarity today of such animals, that makes me think the OP strop is not of recent vintage.

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