What Straight Razor Have You Honed Lately????

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

  1. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster


    The bevels on my razors were all set by very reputable sources. My hone touch ups follow their styles (tape/no tape).

    In retrospect, I probably did not need to buy anything other than the 12k. I bought the others to see if I could hone the 'Wagner Rat'. It is a 4/8 with a warp, and dull. I was pleasantly surprised how well it shaved when done. I asked Glen to have a look and he confirmed that I had successfully set the bevel.

    So far, I have avoided the road leading up to plunking down a few grand on 'rocks'.
  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Probably both. Everything improves, the more you work at it. Also, it helps your skills to work with razors that are a little ratty. They will challenge you to vary your techniques, to get the razor sharp enough.
  3. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Did 60 x strokes on the Thuringian in preparation for tomorrows shave.
  4. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Found this circa 1920's Salamander brand German made 5/8. Love the Ivoroid scales. Ivoroid was a popular plastic binding on musical instruments during the same era.

    I honed this one on films and finished on Coticule.

  5. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    I liked the first Dovo 91 Sunday Shaver I got so much that a second one was easy to love. The Lovely Mrs Headroom got this one for me last Christmas.

    The first is my top performer and what I use as a benchmark for sharpness. This one was never quite as good so I went a number of delicate strokes on the Naniwa 12k then about 10 ea on a pasted balsa strop progression. Then linen and horsehide.

    I must admit to being a little spoiled by the sharpness I'm experiencing in the shavette training I'm working on. Having a refreshed edge on this razor was nice, glad I did it.

    Nice shave!

  6. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    nice set up and pic sir
    Billyfergie and Edison Carter like this.

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