Top positive review
Reviewed in Canada on April 22, 2019
With the included compound, the strop was able to put a wicked finish on my Benchmade 940. Currently, it can push cut through phone book paper. Quite impressive! Had the leather been a bit softer in general, it would have been better suited for the way I sharpen my knives. On the plus side, the grain side is well finished for polishing. I have no real gripes about the smooth grain side.
The included stropping compound is probably the same stuff that they sell standalone but in a smaller package. Keeping that in mind, I wouldn't use the stropping compound if you are stropping your kitchen knives. Chromium oxide isn't generally considered food safe.