I was told by Mr Koraat that if I wanted to definitively wean myself off tape, I should go back to a low grit 3KI'm not entirely happy that it was honed with tape. It wasn't exactly shave ready when it showed up either, but my two attempts thus far to touch up the edge on the strop haven't made it any better. It's a firm paddle strop with no give. I think if it was a hanging, felted or loom strop it'd be better.
I might as well try tape and see if I get better results so I can continue to shave with a SR until I get the one coming from Whipped Dog. After that I can send the razor in question to get honed and ask for the bevel to be reset without tape so I don't have to worry about it.