I didn't come up with steel plate on the pads thing, that was Eytan at Phoenix Knife House, I just sold his product.
Thanks for that info Dave. I bought this system from you and I really like it. The only problem I had was the leather separating from the steel when I tried to load the strop with diamond spray. I like the CrO2 better anyway so I can live without the diamond spray. This is the best strop system that I've tried and it's nice to know where I can get replacement leathers.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.