After this morning's shave, I determined that the edges that I put on both straight razors which are extremely comfortable I might add, were too smooth for my beard. There was a lot of stubble left behind after 3 passes so I went ahead and pulled out my Norton 4/8K combo stone again and did a touch up on both razors. They more than passed the hanging hair test after this touch up:
I did 50 round trips on the 8K side with 1 round stropping trip on both razors:
That's the beauty of honing your own razors. You can always try different methods and various stones to do either just a touch up, or even start from scratch if you wanted to. You're independent and don't have to rely on anyone when it comes to straight razors and the possibilities are endless. Tomorrow's shave will be the ultimate test and pretty much confirm what I already know. Even though they passed the HHT test before today's shave, they performed it much more effortlessly after this touch up while they struggled a tiny bit before this touch up was done.