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JRE Strop Bat -REC-

JRE Industries


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The Strop Bat makes short work of putting that final "Scary Sharp" edge on all of your knives.   

It is meant to stay in the workshop or be hung in the kitchen ready to use.

Works on all edges, but excels at Convex grinds.

It is approximately 16" in length.

The handle section is 6 - 7 inches.
The stropping surfaces are 9 Inches long by 1.5 inches wide.
 It is constructed of Red Oak and has four leather stropping surfaces:

• 1) First use the side Preloaded With the Black Compound.
• 2) Next use the side Preloaded With the Green Compound.
• 3) Then use the side Preloaded With the Pink(Blue) Compound.  
• 4) Finish up with the Plain Leather for the final Polish.     

Made in Schaumburg, IL

* Please note: There is a $7.00 flat Rate shipping charge on this item due to weight. 


Compound is not graded like sandpaper. But a close approximation is:
Black 3000
Green 5000
Blue 7000
2. Alcohol will clean the leather but it also pulls the oils out of the leather and will make it "harden". While It won't hurt the leather or affect the performance, You can use saddle soap or mineral oil on it to soften it back up again. (The Strop doesn't need to be soaked, just wipe some on) 
You can also use olive oil or anything similar to that. (Seed oils might get a funky smell after a while. FYI..)

11 Reviews

  • 5
    Bat strop

    Posted by Frank Gyles on 21st Jan 2023

    I sharpen knives and this is a great addition for a polished edge . I have four 0ptions . It takes all of bur off the edge. It's well made . Excellent service , product and website . I'm looking for other idems .

  • 5
    jet strip bat

    Posted by Tom on 17th Oct 2022

    Great product.!!Easy to use and puts that final polish on that makes your knife scary sharp. Good service from REC too. Thanks

  • 5

    Posted by Ben K on 12th Jun 2022

    This is the best strop I’ve come across. Good size, 4 different options, and good price.

  • 5
    Excellent for all knives!

    Posted by Alice Brumley on 14th Jan 2022

    Stropping my pocket knives and kitchen knives has given them a scary sharp edge without taking off hardly any steel. This strop bat has enough compound to last a long time and gives my knives a razor edge. Highly recommend!!

  • 5
    JRE Strop Bat

    Posted by Adam on 19th Jun 2021

    The strop bat works great! It takes very little effort to bring my blades back to optimum sharpness. I'm happy with the price too. I just found out about Rivers Edge Cutlery from Metal Complex on YouTube and I'm glad I did. REC had what I was looking for in stock when others were sold out. I'll be back for more

  • 4

    Posted by Don on 9th Mar 2021

    I like having the handle and its preloaded with compound. Been using on my knives and so far works well. The leather is 1/8'' thick and should last a long time. Only improvement I wish it was an 1/2'' wider so it would 2inches on all four sides.

  • 5
    Very well made

    Posted by Dustin on 24th Feb 2021

    I’ve wanted a bigger strop for several years now. This one is 4 sided and 3 sides already pre loaded is a huge bonus. Now I’ll be able to get my blades even sharper. I’m very happy with the quality of this strop. Shipping was quick as well so that’s another plus. Thank you again!!

  • 4

    Posted by Great build quality on 15th Feb 2021

    Everything is great about this strop but it seems that the strop compound is a bit dry in the leather and seems to be wearing off quite quickly. Would have been nice if there was listed on the website additional compound to run on once it is depleted.

  • 5
    JRE strop bat

    Posted by Brandon on 12th Nov 2020

    Nice, well made product. Works very well and I am very pleased with this purchase. Stropped 3 knives already, and took a sharp honed edge to razor sharp in just a few minutes.