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FOUR PIECES OF HIGH GRADE KANGAROO TAIL LEATHER VEGETABLE TANNED.
Each one is 300mm long x 50mm wide.
Approx. 1.1 mm thick.
The dye makes no difference to the stropping effect.
The quoted dimensions are not precise.
They may well be slightly less.
If you are particular about the size and thickness of the leather you will get, please make sure you send me either a question or a message.
I am here to make sure you are happy with your purchase.
Ideal for stropping your knives and tools because the tail leather is the toughest part of the tanned skin.
The web addresses below will show you some Youtube videos that demonstrates the use of Kangaroo tail leather for a knife edge strop. Just copy one and paste it in to a new browser window.
The first video also details a very neat and inexpensive way to set yourself up with a very effective fixed angle diamond sharpening system.
And here is a link to a video produced by a highly respected journalist that was broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Commission giving some idea about the extent of the Kangaroo plague. The video is getting to be a few years old now, but is still relevant today. Particularly interesting is the interview starting at about 5 minute 47 seconds into the video.
Kangaroo hide is a 100% renewable and sustainable resource. Before harvest no chemical dips, sprays or drenches of any kind are ever used to aid production. Unlike some suppliers, we freeze our hides (rather than use fortified hide salt) at the point of harvest in order to avoid preservative chemicals. Thereafter the only treatment is the actual tanning to make the leather.
A BUYERS COMMENT:-
Thanks for your help showing me how to strop and sharpen.
I made two pads from the 50 x 300 Kangaroo tail to fit on the fixed angle guide.
Now as I sharpen and then strop my knives on the fixed angle guide I use the back or pulling method.
And wow, it is much more refined and holds the edge longer and its like I have power steering on my knife.
My sharpening skills are improving but finishing the blade on that leather feels great and blade performs beautifully.
Thanks for your advice about leaving off the polishing compounds. Can’t see myself using them now. Thanks
WE HAVE A LEGAL AND VALID EXPORT PERMIT. WE CAN SEND THIS LEATHER ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
The leather was obtained totally lawfully under a strict programme administered by Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) who govern licencing & codes of practice.
Skinned accurately by professionals.
Tanned by a professional commercial tannery licenced under DES Qld rules to legally deal in Kangaroo.
Only species subject to habitat-threatening overpopulation are allowed in the DES program.
These strips are not reject grade or from unwanted stock.
– IF YOU ARE A INTERNATIONAL BUYER –
You only need to make the purchase. We do all the paperwork to make your purchase legal. A copy of the documentation will accompany your consignment.