So I might just be the1st person to get a razor strop before a razor. I had herd such great things about these that I had to check them out 1st hand. I will say from a leather workers standpoint the mere sourcing of this leather is impressive. I thought that it was B.S. that they would be using true Shell cordovan to make these as finding shells big/ long enough to make these would be a task in itself! Hard as it is for me to believe there is no doubt that they are made from true shell. I have seen many other strops from different makers and the technique to these is unique. The velvety uniform texture achieved on these far surpass anything else I have seen. There is however a obvious "conditioning" used to make these that set them apart from other strops I have seen. I say "obvious" but I can't say that for sure till I experiment a little, but I think I know what they are doing. Any way I cant offer any more of a review other then on its workmanship as I don't have a razor yet to try it out on, and I'd be know expert in doing so. The one big negative thing I can say about it is it's hardware is a little on the "cheep" side compared to other strops I have seen. Giving the price of these I would think they could use some heavier duty quality hardware not made from nickel plated thin mystery mettle.