In 1910, men used straight razors.“His One Best Gift for Xmas” was, according to this ad, “The Wizard Stropper”. “Strops” were usually leather straps for sharpening and straightening razors. This was one you could crank. “In ten seconds with twenty or twenty-five turns of the handle it sharpens any make of safety razor blade to a keen, concave cutting edge.” Price, $3.00. Cut rate.