Well I have been straight shaving for about 2 years. For that time I only used one razor a Wester Bros "Manganese" Steel, and one strop a poormans strop. I made a canvas strop from a old pair of my work pants. I can keep a good edge for months with this set up.
I decided recently to upgrade my strop. So I bought a Big Daddy from Starshaving. I got the English Bridal leather.
And I admit the leather part is terrific. However I must be doing something wrong with the wool felt piece. Every time I use it I end up with a dull razor.
I strop on it the same way I do on my home made canvas strop. Should I be doing something differently, or is the felt just no good?