this day in 1928 Col Jacob Schick patented the first electric razor
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Clue of the Month
leather strap used to sharpen razorsCommon clues: Razor
sharpener; Barbershop band; Barber's device; Barber chair
attachment; Barber's leather; Sharpen; Sharpening strap;
2 times a yearFrequency
in English language:
74627 / 86800Video: How
to make a strop
origin the word is simply an alternative form of strap, but it is
now mainly used in the sense of a flexible strip of leather or
canvas used for sharpening a razor, also known as a razor strop.
may be in the form of a hanging belt or a hand-held paddle. In
both cases, as the names suggest, it makes a dreaded implement
for punitive use (e.g. spanking), especially if made of leather,
like a tawse; antique razor strops are generally heavier.
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