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In honor of Stropman (Robert)

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Mr.SATism, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Mr.SATism


    Jul 31, 2017
    It came to my attention that a beloved member of the community has passed away recently. I would like to have a post commemorating his life, his works, and his contribution to the world, but unfortunately, I have had only a short talk with his loving and caring wife when he was in the hospital earlier this year. It would be greatly appreciated if people can contribute and honor the man who has worked so hard for us.
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  2. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I have one of his strops and talked with his pleasant wife about two yrs ago. Sorry to hear about him.
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  3. BellaBlades


    Jul 12, 2013
    RIP Stropman Robert.
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  4. NorthernSouthpaw

    NorthernSouthpaw Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2014
    Very saddening to hear. I love my 4-stroke and have recommended Stropman products to many people.

    RIP Robert...
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  5. thefamcnaj

    thefamcnaj Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 16, 2012
    Sad to hear this. Such a great guy, i love my stropman 4 sided strop.
    RIP stropman-thanks for everything
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  6. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Don't know of him, but he sounds like a great guy who will be missed by many in the community.

    Condolences go out to anyone who knew him.
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  7. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    Sorry to hear of this.
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  8. Anaries


    Sep 7, 2015
    Have one of his 'Billy's' hangin next to my fav chair. RIP. Hell, some smoke too for those who know.

    His cs was top-notch. Dave or Whitty level.
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  9. T.L.E. Sharp

    T.L.E. Sharp Freedom for @Fullflat!!! Platinum Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    This is a real tragedy for our community. I engaged with him a couple of times through email or some sort of messaging and he was a joy to deal with. His products were equally top notch. I have a couple of his strops hanging around at all times.
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  10. chambelona59


    May 4, 2012
    Rest in peace Robert.
    An honor to own one of his strops!


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  11. cootersplace


    Jun 8, 2006
    Thoughts and Prayers for love ones and friends. R.I.P.
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  12. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Smoke & prayers sent high for Robert and family , he will be deeply missed.
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  13. knolan


    Apr 23, 2013
    I too have one of Robert's "Jumbo Leather Strop's" I bought a few years ago, and it was clear that he enjoyed engaging with his customers and creating quality strops for those of us who enjoy this hobby. God bless his family and friends in this time of grief.
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  14. ecallahan

    ecallahan Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    Thanks for letting us know. I have a few of his strops. Will never let them go now. Very sad.
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  15. theJman


    Sep 2, 2015
    What a shame to hear that he passed. His large paddle-style strop has been my go to for at least 3 years. He did good work.
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  16. oldmanrunning


    Apr 22, 2013
    I have only just become aware of Stropmans sad passing. Some time back when i was ordering a Paddle Strop i mentioned that i was tickled pink to be getting something from Texas. He texted back that he was in the middle of moving to another state and my strop was likely the last one from Texas, when it arrived he had burned the name Texas on the base of the strop making it unique, needless to say i will never part with it and i think of a real gentleman every time i use it.
    My condolences to his family.
    Robert Biggs.
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  17. Stays Sharp

    Stays Sharp

    Nov 21, 2013
    I got one of his strops in 2011. Still going strong.

    Class act, always heard positive things about him. Saddened by the news.
  18. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    Sorry to hear this.
  19. Frailer

    Frailer Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    In the “small world” category, I just got a text from my father with a picture of a 4-sided he picked up for me at a family reunion.

    Turns out one of my uncles was a friend of Robert’s, and he—in conjunction with his brother—purchased the business.

    This isn’t a plug, as I haven’t taken possession of the strop, much less tried it out. Nevertheless, I do know my uncle is a skilled and meticulous craftsman, so I hope the new products compare favorably to the originals.
  20. DRLyman

    DRLyman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    Sorry to hear this. RIP

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