Just got mine. Thanks Dave and Chinacats for getting the ball rolling on this! This felt is definitely harder then the other felt I have. Tried it on some white steel and some stainless blades I sharpened and it works great. I'm going to mount a pad on some bass wood that I have. Should be a great portable stropping solution. +1 on the water caused bumps warning. Got to keep the felt away from the sink and wet fingers when sharpening.Have you guys tried them out yet?