New JNat

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by twhite, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I just received my Ozoku Asagi (Koppa) from chef knives to go. I will be able to cut the broken section off and have a full 5"x2-1/2" stone and have a slurry stone to boot. [​IMG]

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  2. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  3. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    I love a good J-Nat finish on German Steel .Great looking stone .
  4. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Down the rabbit hole Tom goes........
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  5. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    What I can't hear you. It is getting so dark.

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  6. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

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  7. mushraeddur

    mushraeddur Member

    Very cool.

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  8. Pilotcld

    Pilotcld Well-Known Member

    I'm going to get in trouble when I go down the rabbit hole of honing. Especially wth Japanese stones since I can ask my father in law to find some for me haha

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  9. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Forget about the Japanese stones .Once you start buying Japanese razors .You can not stop .;)
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  10. Pilotcld

    Pilotcld Well-Known Member

    That's where I'm going to get in trouble. I'm going to start with my dream razor. An Iwasaki Kamisori. Then I will have fallen in the rabbit hole and boarded up the exit

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  11. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    That should be a good stone to mess with all around

    Try it all with the slurries there are sooooooooo many tricks to getting the most out of your particular J-nat

    I would suggest

    From a Shave Ready edge (example off a Synthetic 8k) that you know well

    Try it just wet
    Try it with a Diamond raised slurry misty to heavy
    Try it with the Piece of the stone making the slurry

    Once you have messed with that all that then branch out into the real fun LOL
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  12. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Thanks Glen. I hope to make time this weekend to start testing.


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  13. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    My wife's friend brought her tile saw over for me. I just cut my Jnat to square. A slurry stone to boot.
    I am going to play with it this weekend.

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  14. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I just finished my first honing on my Jnat. I decided to use my Columbia Cutlery Straight. As it takes a great edge and shaves great. I figured I could tell right away if the edge is good when I shave.

    I took the edge back to 8k on my Naniwa. I wanted to make sure it was 8k, so I gave it 40 circular strokes and 40X. Then dropped 10 strokes each time. Finished with 20X.

    So I wet the Jnat and started to make a slurry with my 325DMT. something is amiss. The DMT was rocking on the stone. I took it out in the garage and checked it on my surface plate. Sure enough it was a bit high down the center.

    I took some 150 wet/dry and lapped it flat. These stones lap extremely fast. The mud generated is ultra fine. 10 minutes and am good to go again

    I took the DMT and BINGO, nice and flat and a few strokes I had a nice slurry.

    The razor feels very nice on the stone. I was thinking the edge would be cloudy to start. Not so, taking my time and doing some slight rolling X strokes you could feel the edge smoothing right out. Going about 20 strokes and thinning the slurry. I repeated this until there was just the slightest hint of color. At this point it was cutting the water totally even across the entire edge both sides.

    I cleaned the blade and gave it a pass across my arm. Making sure to not let the blade touch my skin. It popped hairs like crazy.

    Gave it a good Stropping and it is ready for tonight's shave.

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  15. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I just shaved with my Columbia. It was super smooth. Nice stone.

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  16. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Glad your new J-Nat is working out well .I love the edge a Quality J-Nat can produce .
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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Muuust Resist JNats.
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  18. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Resistance is futile.You will be assimilated.Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to the collective.:(
  19. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    After the coin I just dropped on my trans Arkie; I won't by buying any stone for a bit...
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