I have this W&B that I have been using for some time. It shaves good but I just can not get the edge just right. I have tried everything I Know(not much at this point) 8K 50 laps, 100 laps with the 12K and 75 laps on the strop. The only thing I have not tried is finishing with a chromium oxide paste or the 0.5 micron paste but that is because I have not acquired them. Maybe I'm being just a perfectionist but I think it could be a smoother shave. I read somewhere that W&B's were notoriously hard to hone. I guess I am learning that first hand. Any ideas? I guess I should just get the pastes to finish the edge.