+1 on everything above. When I first started straight shaving I had to strop between passes. Later on I found that if I lowered the angle of the blade I didn't have this issue. Also I found that when I would set the razor down between passes to lather sometimes it would roll onto it's side and bend the tip a bit.
Most of these isses are just procedural and you will figure them out pretty quick but I say if stropping between passes gets you a better shave then why not? I don't have to anymore but YMMV.
Razors: 40'ish Gillette Superspeed with feather blades, Dovo 5/8 classic
Brush: Vulfix 1000A
Current lathers: Col Conk Bay Rum, Williams Mug Soap, Mamabear's Aromatic Pipe Tobacco