This is a first for me: having been some months at this now, I'm hooked and generally happy with each shave. At least I usually know when I make a mistake why and what I did wrong, they are getting less too. However... I decided to take a (stainless) razor to the linen strop with a bit of red paste to tickle it up at the weekend. I think 6 passes but for reasons that escape me I didn't think to use the green pasted strop. Well, I knew the thing was sharp from the way it shaved and then I nicked myself twice for good measure... All went well otherwise, two passes as usual which felt good but as I was tidying up I noticed the worst razor burn I've had in years, over most of my neck and both cheeks. I rarely ever get burn these days, and usually only on my neck after being too zealous. This was odd, a light peppering of irritation but it only lasted maybe an hour before 90% of it cleared up. As nothing else was different with that shave, did I overdo it on the pasted strop? I thought it seemed a bit soon to need to clean up the edge but the previous shave hadn't been the best with that razor. If one does over do it with paste, is there a way back from there for the blade or do I just need to get on with it and hope the next shave is better?