What Straight Razor Have You Honed Lately????

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

  1. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja


    Just Pressed the Buy it Now Button on this Japanese Natural Stone ( Aiwatani ) with Nagura...Got it at a Real Good Price from a Well Known UK Seller..The Vendor he Got it from Some of the Boys in the USA will Recognize..I Am Intending Using it Purely as a Finisher Coming Off a High Grit Synthetic..The Seller Said its User Friendly..May Get it Tomorrow.. @Steve56 or @TestDepth Will Know about these Stones Better than Me..;)


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  2. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Nice looking stone Billy! Aiiwatani are often soldas/confused with Nakayama, so it’s likely a great stone, congratulations. That tomo looks sweet too
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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I would have guessed a Nakayama, is you hadnt said so. Did he say if it wasasoft, med, or hard stone?? Anything else about the finishing rating??
    Billy Billy Billy. @Steve56 is taking you down the JNAT Rabbit Hole, with him. Well, it was nice knowing you.
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  4. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja


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  5. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Come on in the rabbit hole Billy, the stones are fine, lol.

    My latest is a ‘chocolate’ kiita, and it occurred to me that I have a ‘chocolate’ tomo. So of course I had to try out the combo, the red-scaled Filly got a touch up, 8k Shapton HC followed by the chocolate kiita and tomo.

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  6. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Rain, work and being left alone led me to play with rocks…
    Finished the 3rd of 3 W&Bs and this L.H. Wilson & Son, also out of Sheffield.
    pretty easy progression through the Suehiro 1k, then 6k, ending on the Coticule.

    Then Billy’s post got me to pull out a stone I haven’t used in a few years… this Nakayama.
    Sold back in the day as a Nakayama Namito Kiita Sumanagashi. Namito being the strata layer, Kiita the color and Sumanagashi the pattern… and it looks beautiful to me. :)

    Took the recent Filarmonica 13 to it for a finish.
    Happy honing.
  7. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    I’ve been tinkering with a couple of razors in the ‘scale pail’ users mostly bought for the scales, but some are still sound razors in spite of the various insults that 150 years or so have thrown at them. The ‘celluloid’ scales on th Wade and Butcher are particularly nice, and the Brookes and Crookes is a finely made razor indeed. It might get an all-expense paid trip to Chez Alfredo to see how it turns out - pretty well I’d bet.

    The B&C honed like a dream even after cleanup, Shapton 2k HR, 6k HC, JNat finisher and silent HHT. The W&B had a couple of little rust pits on the bevel, so a mellow 325 DMT followed by the same sequence produced the edge. Fortunately the W&B has plenty of belly to accommodate a little bit of metal removal. It didn’t quite HHT the way I’d like but I cannot see anything wrong with the edge, so I’m going to test shave and evaluate what if anything is needed.

  8. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    The “scale pail” delivers! I love the feel of those Sheffield “hollow ground” blades.
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  9. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Tom, I also like good Sheffield steel. Finding it isn’t always easy though, or cheap!
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  10. Ky K

    Ky K Well-Known Member


    My new Koraat 7:8 of near wedge and a joy to shave with.

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  11. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Took the latest project, the Burrell Cutlery Top Flight, to the hones. Suehiro 1k, then 6k, and finished up with the pictured Nakayama.

    The razor required a little gymnastics, rolling X coming towards and taking it off the side of the hone going away. I think you can catch the thinner bevel in the middle because of it.

    Happy honing.
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  12. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    That turned out to be a beautiful razor. Well done. :happy088::happy088:
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  13. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thank you Scott.
  14. lottenhem

    lottenhem Well-Known Member

    Three razors this evening,
    CVH MK No. 31
    EDV Neiström No. 62
    VACHA 3TB Russian razor, kindly translated by Andrey at AW.
    Took a different approach with Naniwa 3+5K and finished with JNAT 12K. The Russian was quite hard so there I started with Shapton 2K.

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  15. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    I like those green scales Tom!
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  16. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Steve!
  17. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get the “Slasher” up and running for Halloween week. :)

    Two hardware store razors hit the hones… Suehiro 1k, then 6k, and finally some quality time with the pictured Nakayama.

    Kept the Witte razor with pretty muddy slurry, but working it steadily. Changed it up and thinned out the slurry to almost water with the Slasher.
    Happy honing.
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  18. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    Chosera/Professional 1-5-10 onto a Nakayama with Kita slurry for a beautiful Haze /Kasumi finish

    Had to correct for the 14.6° bevel angle with 3 layers of 700 3M bringing it to just at 16° that should hopefully fix the fast fading edge the owner sent it to me for..

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  19. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    I’ve seen many of those ‘skinny’ bevels that won’t hold an edge Glenn. Did they not use their own product and know that the edge didn’t last more than 2-3 shaves, or wouldn’t even take an edge beyond 6-8k?
  20. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Who is the maker, of that razor?


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