Great. Thank you for the detailed answer.I’m certain the improvements came because the bevels weren't properly set.
This knowledge has come as a by product of starting this process.
I thought my edges were fine and therefore so were my bevels but it was only when I switched more and more focus to the fine tuning and working on the bevel that I really improved my results.
Add to that my previous method had been to just do a refresh or deeper hone, then to shave test.
The shave test can be misleading as areas of the bevel can be rounded and it will still shave beautifully. Plus there’s no way of telling millimetre by millimetre which areas might need work and which areas are good.
So I was getting brilliant shaves, as the straight razor even at 70% is an amazing shaver, but there was much more waiting for me.
Since following the advice on this thread and especially the honing videos of Alex Gilmore I am now testing and testing at every stage of the process.
This lets me zero in on every bit of the bevel and edge in real detail and get my best results.
I now need nothing more than my 1k King, jnat and nagura, a lapping plate for ease, a loupe and a strand of hair for testing.
So my search for simplicity has also helped me to improve my edges.