Basic question about straights

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by lightcs1776, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    FYI 1 micron particle size is roughly equivalent to a 16k synthetic stone. You can get film all the way down .3 micron which I believe is equivalent to a 30k stone.

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  2. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    So, I just ordered a wh100b kamisori shavette. My goal is to see how my straight compares to a "perfect" edge. It was an unbeatable price with free shipping. Now, I just hope my wife thinks it is a good deal too. She didn't seem too thrilled with the Fatip open comb I purchased a couple weeks ago.



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  3. Chuck Naill

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    That's a good plan, but I did it in reverse with a Feather folding SS.

    I use the films to hone and just got a Thuringian to touch up. I love making and using slurry....LOL. It's like playing in the mud.
     
  4. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    There is "Magic in the Mud" :D
     
  5. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    When I was starting I used a Feather SS folding . I thought the blades were dull because of the tugging I experienced. Of course, we all know Artist Club blades are not dull. It was me.
     
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  6. mrchick

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    You don’t seem dull
     
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  7. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Just to update, I shaved with the wh100b shavette this morning. This was my first shave with it, using Feather pro-guard blades. The shave was excellent. The only issue was a small nick by my Adam's apple. I ended up with a great shave. My next step is to work on properly honing my straight razor, while working on my technique using the shavette.

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  8. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    I cannot say enough good things about a 3m film progression from one new honer to another. I start with 30 mu and proceed to 12, 9, 3, 1, .3, .1 microns. Lately I have been ending on the 3 micron sheet and finishing on a Thuringian I purchased.
     

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