I've been using a really nice apprentice strop from Tony for the last few months. He even put really nice upgraded hardware on it for me. It is also the strop that I learned on and thus has a few nicks and cuts. (Tip - one martini is in fact one too many before stropping your razor.) I need a new strop and will pick up one of Tony's Artisan strops once he makes some more in a few weeks. In the mean time I thought I'd try a Dovo or Illinois strop for fun. What do people think of them? Are they good strops? Problems? Reviews? Any info would be helpful.