During these last few shaves I have been concentrating a lot on locking my wrist and doing long confident strokes, with very good results. During yesterday's shave I was somewhat in a hurry because I shaved very late in the evening but I nonetheless managed a very nice 3 pass DFS in 30 minutes including prep, stropping and cleaning up. I have also been trying to do ATG passes and I am just getting the hang of it. Last night's shave was also almost devoid of razor burn on account of keeping a shallow angle on XTG and ATG passes. I have also learned to better maneuver my razor around the jawline from the neck up to the cheek which is useful for removing stubble in some areas. I think a lot of the small steps of progress on these last shaves have come about as a result of sticking to one razor only.
I still have not had any news on the 7 straights I sent to RasurPur other than that he has received them but I suppose that if you want one of the best you have to be prepared to wait. I have order a 3 inch horse hide Paladin strop from Ruprazor which I am avidly awaiting. In the mean time I will have to make do with my trusty Erik Anton Berg razor and an old paddle strop.
"Nothing would be done at all, if a man waited till he could do it so well, that no one could find fault with it." John Henry Newman