i think i have finally found a way of getting an edge that works for me i go in progression with the buffing and polishing compound chart showing this companies grit level. i worked my way from black emory doing 50-60 passes on hommade denim strop then brown tripoli then white diamond then the green one doing 50-60 laps on the denim strops then on the red one i try to use no pressure and do 120+ passes on the red. i probably wouldent need to if i had the blue compound i do 10 strops or so between both of the runs on the red. the edge cuts hair but is delicate enough that i can shave twice in a day with very little to no irritation. what irritaton i do get i blame on me still learning correct pressure and technique. does anyone else do this. if not i want to call it the "jeff's poorman method". feed back?