Tbe Flexcut Slipstrop is a very effective way to strop carving/whittling tools and knives. In fact, it has even put a fine, razor's edge on my pocket knife. I could not be more happy with the ease and effectiveness of this product. I just began whittling, and have a couple of Flexcut knives and a v gouge. I think Flexcut, over all, is a fine choice for woodworking tools! The fact that this product was only $14.50 just made it that much better. All the other strops I saw were much more expensive, and many were not rated very well. Also, I must say that Hartford Tools (the company that shipped my slipstrop) got my order here almost next day. In all, one of the best Amazon experiences I've had.