It is amazing how much this bothers me........and I still can't believe it........somehow, I guess before being awake enough or having coffee, I just sliced the living hades out of my strop right dead smack in the middle shaving off about a dime size of surface. Man I have never done anything like that before, not even close, and this is insanely in the middle of my strop. I have had this strop longer that some of my children - no exaggeration. I don't even nick strops. I still have no clue what I did....short of the obvious which was to turn the razor razor around edge leading and use like a skiving tool :-( Maybe honing muscle memory kicked in, no coffee/half asleep, no clue. I have done this on auto-pilot for so long I do most all of it without much thought or focus......and man oh man what a mistake that was today. This totally sucks and I guess I had to vent to anyone who would actually care or half-understand. Self-pity trip over (I hope).