“It’s normally preferable to try and avoid making massive leaps between particle sizes due to the need to eliminate scratches from the previous grit.”
Very true. I use a four sided strop with some really coarse buffing compound going up to really fine. Otherwise I find I spend a lot of time on a single grit strop after finishing on diamonds.
It is a matter of finding a balance between complicating things by adding too many grits and spending too long getting rid of scratches left by the last grit.