Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Just a quick question. I have ordered another cheap wood-based leather stop with a smooth and rough side, same as my existing cut-up one. Plus I ordered some smurf poo blue stropping stick stuff (I have never used any form of compound of any kind for stropping). I know I should apply it to the rough side for sure as I have seen this on YouTube videos. But should I also be rubbing that stuff on the smooth side when I get it too?