It was a slow morning. Nothing pressing, and no reason to go public. So I took a little extra time on those same three passes.
I focused on being a little more delicate today. I also stepped a little closer to the mirror and tried something akin to blade buffing. I was making multiple passes and watch the progress, trying to fine tune my stroke. I'm not sure it helped much. Either way, shaves are betting better. Less burn today. No blood, and a step closer to a SAS.
No hanging strop yet. I'm considering it, but I'm hesitant to throw money at the problem, when I know 90% of the solution is skill. Still, I'm keeping my eyes open for one.