That would be "as quenched." Looks like I missed that up in my first comment. I never personally have tempered below 300F. I would expect something around 64-64.5 HRC at that temp. I normalize 1650F and do two cycles at 1460F followed by cooling in still air. Then austenitize at 1475F - 1500F for 10 min.
I used to have to strop after half a pass, until i kept the blade flat against my skin, but under my nose inhave to angle it a bit… so the tip still gets a bit blunted from sideways pressure… i have more of a tough than a hard beard… i recently saw a video where lateral pressure as the hairs bend over pulls the edge sideways… for little deflexions in the edge… it was quite informative so now i aim for a good heat treat so that i can aharpen at a more acute angle so that the hair is cut quicker and no distortion… the added toughness at same hardness or a little better would be great i think… maybe… perhaps… on the balance of probabilities… hence the new steel experiment… until we can get apex ultra or 1.2419 or 1.2519 out in the sticksMost older straights would never have been that hard. But who knows as the makers sere sometimes using some fairly effective if not rather dangerous heat treating methods involving stuff like molten lead. With that said, I read years ago that DRY whiskers on someone who shaves regularly are about like copper wire.