- The Green Paste works perfectly when polishing the blades and has a better chance of being able to see your own reflection once the stropping is done.
- The White Paste is a little rougher on the surface of the strop; and can be used for polishing but honing as well. It mades the blade smoother if there are any uneven edges after working for long periods of time.
The leather has two sides; one being smooth, the other rough. Both of these sides can be used for stropping, but the smooth needs to be worked with the paste whereas the rough can be used without the paste to only buff knives.