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    Okay I guess it is going to be one of "Those" days on the hones

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    I hate when that happens..!! Dealing with one that keeps crumbling just as the bevel meets, myself. Only a couple spots doing it now, so hopefully I'm finally getting to good steel. Its been a workout, and a testing of patience.
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    I had one razor that I honed three times. Each time everything looked perfect but the razor wouldn't make it half way through the first pass before the edge was trash. Finally ended up breadknifing off a lot of steel and got to where it would keep and hold a good edge.
    Frustrating to say the least.

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    Another two beautiful quality French razors on the stones today, both mint factory edges, these will be top-notch shavers I'm sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by celticcrusader View Post
    Another two beautiful quality French razors on the stones today, both mint factory edges, these will be top-notch shavers I'm sure.
    Beautiful - what are the make and model of those lovelies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    Beautiful - what are the make and model of those lovelies?
    L'ami Coiffeur 134 Fontenille.

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    I couldn't find the thread for the 1k challenge, but it's still applicable in this thread I think.

    I picked up this Ontario Cutlery Barber's Special off the bay recently. A quick check with the loupe showed a spot of corrosion on the edge, so I took it to the 1k to hone past the bad spot. The steel is quite hard so it took a while, and I had lots of time to think. I realized it had been a long time since I've set a bevel, and even longer since I've tried to shave off of the 1k. My honing has developed a fair bit in the last year, so I thought it would be interesting to try again.

    Well, I was pleasantly surprised with the results. I shaved off 5 days of growth with ease. It wasn't my closest shave ever, but it was comfortable, and I didn't get any weepers or irritation. A definite step up from the last time I tried!

    I think I'll try shaving off of every stone in the progression with this razor.

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    'IF' you want to go a step further, try shaving right off of the hones, THEN strop the razor and see what the difference is.

    When I was first learning to hone I did just that and it was a real eye opener.
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    Got on the stones today for the first time in a long time.
    Couple of Irish blades, and a couple of Japanese blades.
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    Came back with very little effort.
    Still need to strop, but a pleasant day so far.
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    Wade & Butcher. 6/8,1/4 hollow, fresh off the workbench.

    Bevel set quickly with the, "Green Brick". Two layers tape.

    Progression :
    Butterscotch, Washita/water
    Lt. Blue Thurigan, slurry to water
    Coti, Slurry to water
    BBW, Water.
    Blue/Green Barbers Delight, Slurry to water on one side, water to finish on the other.

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    Strops: Leaded linen, Russian tanned, Roo.
    Shave test in the morning.
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