This has been well documented on other boards, but I will reiterate it here - the products and services from Tony Miller are second to none. Any str8 users or newbies should look no further for your stropping and other str8 needs. I received a 4-sided paddle strop from Tony about a week ago. Soon after getting it, I got a note that he was having some troubles with the dowels he used to attach the handle to the strop, and to be on the lookout for breakage. Sure enough, last night I was fondling my strop, I mean cleaning it off, and the handle snapped off. I e-mailed Tony, and the next morning a new strop was on its way, with instructions to just keep the original one also. You can find Tony's stuff on eBay (heirphoto), or through straightrazorplace.com Great service!