The Dovo 185 razor strop, is a two sided strop made in Germany. The one side has a tanned cow leather that will keep your blade shave ready. On the back, there's a cotton to use to prep for the leather or to use to dry before storing your razor. A strop is a must have for any straight razor owner. Strop are not meant to replace honing, which is removing metal to sharpen the blade, but the strop does maintain the fine edge between each shave.