Now had I been using my traditional $65 hanging strop, I would have been quite angry with myself. Fortunately, I was using my Magnetic StropBox system with a leather StropTop. While I wasn't happy about slicing my StropTop in half, at a retail price of $19.95 (and since I manufacture them I get a bit of a discount) I can only get so upset with myself. I simply pulled off the damaged Leather StropTop and placed a new one on the box. The whole operation took about three seconds. Although afterwards, I did take a bit of a break to get my mind into stropping, rather than honing, mode. Now I am happily stropping away on my newly replaced Leather StropTop.
If you haven't already done so, why don't you take a look at the Magnetic StropBox system? It's what I use to finish and maintain the razors I send all over the world. You will still be annoyed if you cut into your Leather StropTop, but there's a whole world of difference between being $19.95 annoyed and $65 furious.