Well after 1 failed attempt and 4 days of shaving with frustration. I have come to the following realization. Shaving with a non-shave ready blade is not a good idea and should you choose to do so you run the risk of turning your neck into hamburger from all the ingrown hairs you've fostered through your foolish attempts when you finally go back to a DE. I have not given up and will continue to hone and strop. I am going to oil the strop this weekend to see if that helps. I am noticing that the hone is getting wear marks from where the blade is hitting. I am confused by one thing. The Rolls instructions say to not "slap" the blade on the stone, but you do need to hit it with some force to get the guard to flip up. Next week will be better.