These strops are handmade by me in my shop right here in the USA. I use solid oak for the grip because of its beauty and strength. The leather is premium 10oz leather and is much thicker than other strops you can buy. This strop will outlast others for this very reason. These are hand sanded and then finished with a coat of boiled linseed oil on the handle. You won't be disappointed in the quality of these strops!