Old, Fox, Retractable, Razor Strop with Bright-Cut Design

This is a simple but very nice, vintage razor strop with Victorian influence. The leather strop is coiled inside the metal housing that appears to be made of polished aluminum. The cylinder has an engraved, bright cut scroll design that goes over the top and half way down the sides. There’s a loop at the top for hanging it so the strop can be pulled out easily for use. There are wood end caps with screws that hold the piece together. The leather strop has a logo that reads Fox and it is also marked 2X on one side only. I believe this was made by the Schweitzer Cutlery Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It has two patent dates, the latest one being 1904.

The canister measures about 2 5/8” wide by just over 2” in diameter. The leather tab of the strop extends about 2 ¼” from the canister and the hook, which swivels, measure about ½” from the canister. The strop measures about 2” wide and pulls out about 10”.

The housing is in very nice condition with minimal wear. The strop does show some stain and use wear and generally looks okay but I don’t know how well it would actually hone a razor. It does pull out and retract properly.

The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.

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Item ID: 18809

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$145 USD

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