If I didn't value my sailor's scruff as a sign of my manliness (har har), but when I clean up, I actually use a straight razor because there's literally no better feel than a straight razor shave. Makes baby bums feel like coarse sandpaper. The strop isn't actually for sharpening, per se, but for smoothing out the rough edges and burrs that come up after honing. It does leave the blade sharper, but that's more a side effect of not wanting to have a microscopic piece of steel tear your cheeks off.
A little splash of my aftershave cocktail afterward and boom, silky smooth, refreshing shave that leaves me feeling like a champion and smelling like a man.
Still, Zera had some amazing natural cheek jewelry, and I'm the tiniest bit envious that I couldn't grow anything like that even if I tried. Curse you genetics!