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Object ID 003944

Object Name Kriss Kross Stropper

Object Desc Circular metal stropper by Kriss-Kross Corp.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003525

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Barber Shop Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1921

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords shaving,razor,barber shop,Kriss-Kross,strop,

Title Kriss Kross Stropper

Description Metal machine used to strop double edged blades. Circular leather strop in a metal case. Crank handle which, when turned, causes the strop to spin and also automatically flips the blade to evenly strop both sides. Top says "Kriss Kross Trade Mark" with crosshatched logo. Side says "Lef thumb here", front says "Keep leather clean", and blade holder says "Insert blade here". Bottom of stropper says "Kriss Kross Corp. St. Louis, Mo. Made in U.S.A. Pat. 6-30-21"


Approx Collection Date

Height 1

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 4.5

Circumference 14

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Kriss Kross Corp, St. Louis Mo.

Maker Details No information found

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3525



Date JAN 17,2016

Summary Good

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Evidence of wear. Some scratches on the bottom, plating on the metal flaking off in one bit on the bottom and several places on the top. Exposed metal is rusted. Strop is dirty. Mechanism still works.