Why do I see another manufacturer's hand cards for sale that look exactly like yours?
It's been said that imitation is the best form of flattery. Flattery aside, we don't know why someone would want to make something that looked just like another manufacturer's product. We spend a good bit of time designing and improving all of our products to make them the best, to make them unique. All we can say is this: if you see hand cards that look like ours, be sure to look for our name branded in the back of the cards. If it's not there, your not getting original Strauch quality!
I carded some wool "in the grease." How do I clean the lanolin from the handles and carding cloth?
Wipe the handles with rubbing alcohol. Don't soak the wood, just make the rag damp and briskly wipe the handles. You may have to do this several times to dissolve the lanolin.
As to the carding cloth, lightly spray some rubbing alcohol on both pads and quickly card some clean "junk wool". The wool will slowly dissolve the lanolin from the pins. Do not soak the pads. You'll swell the rubber backing.