What Straight Razor Have You Honed Lately????

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Took the rescaled Max Dorner through a progression of Suehiro 1k, Naniwa 4k then 8k, finished with the pictured Thuringian.
    Haven’t picked a razor for this evening... let’s give it a spin.
    Happy honing.
  2. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Just a touch up, the Rugby 1072 Fenix steel on one of Alex Gilmore’s hoard koppa, an excellent razor stone. One of the rarer stones in that it does not absorb water. I have a couple more that don’t absorb water, but it is uncommon, and they haven’t been used with oil or honing solution.

  3. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    nice rock
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  4. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Tim!
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  5. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    The CKTG stone de ided to become tomo, and I am happy with the decision. The longest edge was just a bit longer than a Normal western razor, so it was difficult to hone on, but the material was truly exceptional, super fast, super fine, and not stupid hard. The two in the center aren’t smoothed yet. I tried one out last night with a known good stone and my Filly 14 user, and it shaved exceptionally well this morning.

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  6. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Wow, she’s a Beauty!
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  7. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Claude!
  8. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Wade & Butcher
    Sheffield England
    11/16++ inch
    Extra Hollow Ground

    Easy to hone, and a very straight razor. Finished on Welsh Slate Stones 8k 12k 15k, and a nice Eschers Thuringian. Exceptionally sharp, from heel to toe.
    The razor is very very shiny, except for my thumb print. Oops.
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  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    W.H.Morley & Son's "Victor"
    Clover Brand
    11/16th Full Hollow

    This took a little time, on the Bevel. Straight as can be, but the bevel needed a good reset. Straight forward from there. Welsh Slate Stones and the Eschers Thuringian, to finish.

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  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    C-MON Special
    Peter J.Michels Inc
    13/16+ Extra hollow Bellied
    Brooklyn NY
    Made in Germany

    This took little work, even though it was a ratty looking razor, when I got it. It took on a killer edge. When finished the same as the razors above. I am somewhat happy with this one, because I haven't run into a C-MON, of this size. They are usually much smaller.
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  11. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    very nice set of razors, Dalton.
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    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers


  13. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Nice razors Scott!

    Continuing to test the new stone, this time with a tomo instead of a diamond plate. This is also why I haven’t been posting SOTDs, testing stones is kind of boring though it must be done.

  14. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

  15. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    CVH No.8, it was a mess that I bought for 15$. Splints in the edge. Had to grind down the blade approx 2mm. Not that sharp yet, another round on the 10K Satake stone.

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  16. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    looking very nice!
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  17. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Here’s a couple of projects I’ve been working on, from the ‘do later’ drawer.

    Top is a fugly Wostenholm frameback, a real frameback with a single piece blade with a piece swedged on top of it. It had a chip in it that had to be removed which I did with a mellow 325 diamond plate, and before I went any further I honed it up to make sure it would take and hold an edge. And boy did it. It shaves like a million bucks. What I haven’t done yet if make the edge profile follow the spine, the edge is pretty straight from the chip removal and I figured that I could do that whenever I chose. But the squarish heel is great for trimming around the moustache and the razor will never be worth much, so I’m kind of inclined to leave it as-is. Opinions Scott, Glen?

    The other looks like a nice M.K. 31, but it’s a M.K. 32 with moderate wear on it, it actually measures 11/16 from the edge to the spine wear at the toe. I re-profiled the heel with a diamond plate as Marty and Oz describe over on SRP, and re-shaped the toe to make it rounded like an M.K. originally was. Other than a slight smile which I did not want to brute force out, it pretty much is a M.K. 31.

  18. Claude Stewart

    Claude Stewart Well-Known Member

    Nice work, Steve.
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  19. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Claude!
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  20. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

    Supporting Vendor
    Yep I need more coffee
    But I do get to test a new Slate this morning too so there is that


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