Well it has been some time since my last post.... time goes by very quickly. I have been practicing my straight razor shaving at home with a shavette recently. A shavette (or disposable straight razor) is a for all intents like a straight razor, except that you can change the blade when you shave.... so no honing or stropping. Here's an image of a shavette - and below it is the type of blade you use to put in it. These blades come in a paper wrap, and when you unwrap a blade, you snap it in half to get two parts, each with a sharp edge.
This shavette has done a nice job but Saturday I collected my freshly honed straight razor from the barbershop so I will no doubt being using that again soon.