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    Default Naniwa hones looking for that mirror finish

    I just got 4 super stones 1k 3k 5k 10k I like them very much . Does anyone know how much of a difference between the 10k and the 12k I am looking for that mirror smooth finish without having to strop after is the 12k a good polishing choice ? CAN some one please give me their thoughts . thanks very much

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    That's a good setup. Stick with it until you become proficient. The difference between the 10 and 12k is negligible, especially if your just starting out.
    BTW, Not sure if I misread you or not, but you do need to strop prior to each shave.
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    my super stone setup also ends with 10k IMHO 10k is good finisher + refresher

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    If you decide to get the 12k, I would suggest that you sell the 10k and replace it with an 8k.

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    You do realize that, pretty as it is, a mirrored bevel isn't actually the best shaving bevel? Or so i've been led to believe.
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    yeah I think you are,I purchased a Dovo 6/8 Bismarck that lynn honed to shave ready I wanted to see and compare to my honing .the Bismarck was mirror beautiful polished but my skin couldn't tell the difference it felt about the same but it sure looked impressive Lynn sure can set a bevel thanks for your reply

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    thanks very much for your answer its good advice I need to strop more I would only strop w leather if the razor started drag or pull I would take a few laps with newspaper before every shave . I just made a paddle strop using a 4 by 20 piece of very smooth buffalo hide it seems to work great. thanks very much BRAD

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    THEY ARE THAT CLOSE THE TEN AND THE 12 ? I have the Dmt 8000 but thats a whole other ball game it is more coarse the the DMT 1200

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfc7 View Post
    THEY ARE THAT CLOSE THE TEN AND THE 12 ?...
    Yes, but until you get good shaving off the 10k, there's not much point in going any finer. 10k-12k is a real small step at that level of polish yes.
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    Max recommends a 12k

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