I just recently began shaving with a straight razor, and this is my first strop. It arrived as ordered, with no kinks in the leather. The leather and fabric strips are both wide enough and long enough to properly strop my razor. I also recently purchased some chromium oxide for one side of the fabric strop, and it works wonderfully. I recommend this strop to anyone who has a straight razor. And it doesn't break the bank, which made my wife happy.