Pros: Effectiveness, Ease of Use, None
Cons: Overall Quality
Stropping hone to finish the job
I finish all my knife sharpening jobs done with my Lansky kit with this strop. I did add chromium oxide to the strop's surface to make it more effective. It did work without the green rouge but polishes faster with it. My strop came out of the package with the leather slightly deformed like it had been crushed for a long time. The package didn't show any signs of damage. I don't think it was made that way. The deformed/mashed end of the strop's leather is on the tip and isn't a real problem. All in all I'm pleased with my purchase and the finish I get is guaranteed to be at the proper angle, which is the whole reason to use a guided system like the Lansky. I feel the pricing is a bit high for a leather strop when I actually paid less for the sapphire stone. I'd like to see Lansky offer naked holders so that a customer could build his own stone or strop holder....I have some kangaroo that I might put over the leather of the strop when I need to repair or replace the factory leather.