I finally decided to join the main stream of strop owners and purchased a SRD and TM strop. The light colored on is the TM. After using both on a couple of different razors, I am finding a preference for the TM. I really like the feel. The cloth sides feels similar. After using the cloth and then the leather, I really can feel the difference in the shave. The bevel also looks very uniform. I actually find I enjoy these strops better then my modular or loom strop. Not to say they beat my Mastro Livi, but it just feels more comfortable with the regular strop.