as we all no we strop with a taught strop using only the weight of the razor. one thing i noticed while watching bart stropping he uses a decent amount of pressure on the linen and leather while strop is still nice and taught. I tryed this and i actauly think it works better. bart do you use a little extra pressure for any particulat benifit? The benifit i found is it uped the hht for me on a razor that was'nt hitting hht that well of the hone. So little pressure on canvas seemed to do the trick.