I had read a really great article on stropping, but I lost it among the massive amounts of information I've been trying to absorb before wielding a straight. I am nearing my 50th DE shave, have Larry's Sight Unseen razor and Poor Man's strop kit, along with a shave ready Russian and AB Anderson straights. I've been waiting for a stress free moment to take any of them to my face. I haven't, but intend to practice stropping, but, I am curious to know the "why" behind stropping a freshly honed shave ready razor, if at all. I've had some people suggest to just shave with them right out of the drawer so I can readily develop a feel for what "shave ready" feels like before touching the blade to a strop. Also, do you strop after the shave and/or before the next shave, both? How do you know if you've done too little stropping or too much?