View Poll Results: Which pic best describes your J-nat after honing a SR

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    Which picture best shows your J-nat after you are done honing a SR ???

    ie: Do you finish after diluting to clear water, or do you finish on the slurry ??



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    Trick question... depends on the stone and the razor...
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    Little of both. I don't finish with that much slurry but some.
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    Always with clear water. When I'm done I'm done and I want the minimum cutting action in the final stage so no slurry for me.
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    My Ozuku is great when finishing on water but I forgot until you just reminded me. I usually finish on slurry but not thick.
    My Nakayama on the other hand, I cannot finish on water, it worsens the edge.
    I could be completely wrong and deluded though
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOB15 View Post
    My Ozuku is great when finishing on water but I forgot until you just reminded me. I usually finish on slurry but not thick.
    My Nakayama on the other hand, I cannot finish on water, it worsens the edge.
    I could be completely wrong and deluded though
    That matches my experience with my two respective stones... I finish my Shobu on light slurry...
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    All of the above. Depends on what the razor needs. Sometimes 3-5 strokes bone dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onimaru55 View Post
    All of the above. Depends on what the razor needs. Sometimes 3-5 strokes bone dry.

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    Thin slurry for me. I do a few strokes dry after finishing, but I have a separate piece of uchigumori that I use for that. A few dry strokes seem to boost HHT.
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    I do not dilute, just finish with water.
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    Misty slurry. A lot less slurry at any stage than the first photo. I generally use for finishing a slurry that bunched up would be about the size of 2 quarters.
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