Where does linen fit into the stropping routine? Do you always do it before/after you use the razor or is it something that is done once-in-a-while?
Hopefully Bob won't mind if I sorta hijack this thread with a followup question. Is there a difference between real linen, cotton, or polyester material. I have all 3, but not enough experience yet to tell much difference.
cotton and linen seem to be pretty similar and work well. Linen is a little more coarse than cotton so it works a little better.
Poly is too slick and doesn't have much draw to it, so I don't feel like it does a whole lot by itself. I use poly for diamond or magic dust sprays.