I’ve done a bit more searching around the web targeting the tapered iron and revonoc. Found a good bit on it, particularly from sawmill creek.
Apparently this setup was not uncommon from these planes and was intended from the manufacturer. Which explains the addition of the 3-4mm flat the arched frog never touches (just learned the name of that sloped style frog base, super fancy over here).
Regardless I’m going to try out a flat blade but I’m still going to go with re-honing the blade angle.
Thanks folks. Y’all’s comments got me thinking and learning. Anything else y’all got would be welcomed.