Bart as linen strop seems to realy work for me in the way it improves that final stage to keeness and hht boost. I use tm linen for best results. do you think the canvas /linen acts as like,say a pasted strop . oviously by not using paste but can have a similar efect as say cro ox on a strop .with out paste . it seems that way to me .the reason i ask this is i have tryed differant materials and seen a differance. My tony miller linen does work very well in improving my shaves. for example when i went on holiday i used just my leather travel strop . the first couple of shaves were great . then i felt in my 3rd shave a little quality had gone and actauly felt the need for linen and a proper strop.Now when i got home the first thing i did was 50 laps on linen and 50 laps on leather. The shave was like a newly honed razor. such a differance with having to touch a hone. i have also compared canvas and other linen. they seemed to not work like my tm linen.i no this has been discussed before. As time as gone on i for one have noticed the differance with certain canvas /linens. I 'm sure if coticule honers are using the right meterial they will stand a better chance of getting that final edge.