So I shaved for the second time today with my straight. It’s a Dovo Bismarck from TSS, honed by Jarrod. I tried stropping for the first time today. Using a double sided 3”strop. It was a bit more of a disaster than I thought it was going to be. To start, the tang of the blade is, at least for me, quite thick which made it difficult to rotate, so even stropping slow proved difficult. I knicked the strop twice and put two small slices in it, more towards the end. I even dropped the blade once while trying to strop again after I shaved... . (It appears ok, it hit the scales first ) The shave prices to be bitter sweet. It felt less sharp than the first time, like it was gripping and catching on my hair. BUT I do have just as close a shave and with significantly less razor burn than last time. So I guess my question is two fold... is there a different way of holding and stropping instead of rotating on the tang, and how much downward pressure is sufficient? I assume there’s a point where too much is no good. I feel like I heard the strop “sing” as the day when I rotated the tang and then had the tang slightly off the leather, which I think is no good, but then again I may have been mistaken because the tang is beveled. Maybe it was down on the leather. Any info and help is always appreciated!