What Straight Razor Have You Honed Lately????

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

  1. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Those are some swoopy beauties Tom!
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  2. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Steve! :eatdrink047:
  3. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Took a chance on a couple small Okudo stones, thinking they could be a hone or a nagura… so time to play.

    This one was sold as an Okudo Tenjo Suita, and I loved the pattern. Started the JNat journey with a handheld CKTG Ozuku Koppa that I sold to a friend to start his journey, and I missed this smaller option.

    1 3/4” by 3 3/4” is about as small as I have gone… reminding me of my Coticules. Started the bevel set with the Suehiro 1k and then ran through the Shapton 4k then 8k before jumping to this one.
    1 razor 1 shave does not tell a full story but the Pritzlaff Hardware had a very nice face feel. Time to get more edges!
    Happy honing.
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  4. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Edges #3&4 off the Okudo above…
    Tornblom and the new to me Tony Milton Kamisori
    Tornblom was/is a slight mess so took a bit on the Suehiro 1k, and then both enjoyed their time on the Shapton 4k then 8k before finishing on the pictured Okudo.
    Happy honing.
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  5. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    The second of the two small stones was this Okudo Tomae. Seems a tad softer but I enjoyed the feel. Same progression leading up to it as the other stone, but the King William era W&B required quite a few layers of tape. :)

    The Shapleigh Hardware was an absolute pleasure to sharpen.
    Happy honing.
  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    On that Wade & Butcher, I'm thinking a seriously Concave Hone would be the way they honed it, in the old days.
    I had one similar to that, and I couldn't get an edge on it, even with a boatload of tape.

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  7. Rusty blade

    Rusty blade The Good Humor Man

    I got ambitious this week and restored and honed 5 recent antique store finds. The crack on the scale of the McPherson Brothers is stable...no movement. All honed on my Naniwa stones.
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  8. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    Russian blade. Touched up the edge a bit. More like a do over. Set the edge on 1k Diamond then flipped to my Welsh stones. Got a real nice edge on it.
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