What Straight Razor Have You Honed Lately????

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

  1. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Inspired by quite a few member’s Kropp razors, but especially @Karl G’s big Kropp, I had the pleasure of attaining this one...
    15/16” Kropp with a nicely jimped thumb notch. A little different than the Made in England or Made in England Ground in Germany, this one is just stamped Made in Germany.

    Behaved amazingly on the hones. Bevel quickly, and I mean quickly, set on the Suehiro Deluxe 1k. Refined on the Suehiro 6k and then finished on the pictured grey Thuringian.

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    Maybe time for one more :).
    Happy honing.
    Tom
     
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  2. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Your collection of razors is gorgeous, Keith.
     
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  3. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Got to work on one more while the snow is falling...
    Researching this one is taking me some time - shockingly Googling “Best Razor” didn’t get me my answers :).
    Same initial bevel work as before (1&6k), then turned to the Okudo with a Mejiro nagura followed by the Nakayama tomo slurry. Slowly took my time breaking the slurry down while enjoying the time on the stone... peaceful.
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    Happy honing.
    Tom
     
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  4. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Touch up on 5/8 Klas Tornblom on Welsh Slate
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  5. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    Gotta love sitting by the woodstove on a cold snowy day in North Idaho and honing some Custom Razors today

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    Nakayama Finiah

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    Thuringen Finishes

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    Oh and a grilled cheese Sammy in the perfect Cast Iron pan
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    Hone On !!


    I need to post the pics of the heel on the one with the Spalted wood scales I took with my USB, using the MMT
     
  6. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    The heel had never touched a hone until today :(
     
  7. gssixgun

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    Some more fun ones from the honing bench tonight

    2 Russian razors and a dinged Aust

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    Taking out the ding pics of that from the USB, this is the only time people should be lifting the spine off the hones, you take off the least amount of steel that way

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    Going - The spine is about at a 30° angle off the hone

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    Going - at about 20° off the hone

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    Getting really close doing circles with the spine touching the hone, you can just BARELY see the Percussion Bulge from the impact


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    Gone Baby Gone - Bevel set

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    Barely lost any width on the Aust

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    Russians finished out on a Zulu Grey

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    Did the Aust on a blue/green Escher

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    Hone On !!
     
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  8. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Nicely done Glen!

    Cheers, Steve
     
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  9. SevenEighth

    SevenEighth Well-Known Member

    Unless the dings are really small I use your method with great results each time.

    Elsewhere I have read criticism of that kind of method. The argument being that if you don’t consistently hone with the spine flat to the stone you alter the width of the blade disproportionately to the width of the spine and therefore don’t maintain the correct bevel angle. Thoughts on that?
     
  10. gssixgun

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    Bahahahahahahaha :D

    Does that answer your question :p

    Seriously though, the amount of steel coming off is the same, you MUST get to the bottom of the ding period end of story.

    Now if they want to discuss the difference in bevel angle being HIGHER we could do that too, but I doubt any of the people talking could tell you what that difference even is..
    Having done extensive tests on bevel angles over the years what I have learned through actual hands-on experimentation is that it really doesn't much matter :)

    Hone On !!!



    Hmmmmmm thinking about whether to fire up the Kubota and move it now or hone now and wait till it stops and then go move it all later :p

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    Carry Me Daddy, the snow is deeper than me

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  11. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Let's see. I did some laps on the Thuringian under dripping water. Does that count?
     
  12. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    Not Sure what You Mean by COUNT...I Use the Running Water Method to Hone Razors on Both My Escher Thuringians..It Counts to Honing & Sharping My Razors..All I Can Say....:happy088:

    Billy..:chores016:
     
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  13. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Okay, well, it counts...….I honed a pristine Torrey Our 136 5/8 and a Model 7 Pyramid Geneva 6/8.:bounce017::bounce017:
     
  14. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    That's awesome. I was really expecting more of the Ralf Aust to disappear.
     
  15. SevenEighth

    SevenEighth Well-Known Member

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    For February I am limiting myself to one stone, one strop, a pair of razors, a pair of brushes, and one soap. It has been a great way to get to know these razors and the stone.

    So far I have set the bevel on one and removed a small chip from the other and refereshed them both. The coticule is fast on slurry and on water - you can see the swarf coming off really quickly which makes finishing tricky but I find it works fine with soap or lather. It's La Petite Blanche, sold to me as La Veinette but who cares what it's called - it's how it hones that is important. I am surprised just how quickly it took a chip out of an inox razor - which I thought would be hard work.

    I am finding that the pure coticule edge needs refreshing much sooner than any other I set. I have read this on various threads. On one hand it's a shame - on the other ... I get to hone more!
     
  16. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    There are so many variables with coticules, a finicky stone. The steel, the stone, the lube, and the abilities of the hands that are brought to the party. The Puma is on shave 38 and the Mandt is on shave 31 off of this primitive Bout. There has been no maintenance other that linen and leather. It does take some time before they give up there secrets. Not all will be a finisher. I am lucky to be the caretaker of this stone that delivers the edges it does.

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  17. SevenEighth

    SevenEighth Well-Known Member

    That's awesome. On coticule.be they mention refreshing every 5-7 shaves. Hearing that I should be able to get the same longevity I get off other stones is very welcome news.
     
  18. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Terrific.
     
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  19. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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    I Can Only Talk of My French Barbers Finishing Coticule...I Find it Holds as Good an Edge as Any Stone...Synthetic or Natural...The Problem with Many Coticule Stones is that they are Not Fit for Finishing SRs..This Stone here will Knock Out a 12 K + Edge with Lather & as Easy & Consistent to Use as a Naniwa 12 K Super Stone...:)

    In Fact it will Pick Up an Edge Pre Finished on a 12 K Naniwa Super Stone & Run with it...No Problem..No Voodoo...No Secrets..:happy088:

    Billy..:chores016:
     
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  20. gssixgun

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    Racking and Stacking for after dinner Honing session and TV binging

    Had to replace the old rotted leather on the Stropback razor case too

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    Even saved the original Hobnails and reused them

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    Hone on !!!
     
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