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 Post subject: What are you using to sharpen your straight razors
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:30 am 

Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:33 am
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Location: Arizona
Trying to get ideas of what everyone is using. Please share your progression.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you using to sharpen your straight razors
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:11 pm 

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If your new to this forum welcome! I don't recognize your screen name. You'll find there are a lot of cool people here. Lots of great info shared here without the ego.

I'm still working on my progression. Everyone is always searching for the elusive perfect edge. I have used shapton glass from start to finish. 1k, 4k, 8k, 16k. Followed by stropping in balsa with chromium oxide then finish on bare leather. I have used the latte 400 to set the bevel on old ones that need reconditioning. I usually start at 1k for maintenance purposes. I have tried mixing in other stones like the green brick followed by the Snow White, on to the 16k Shapton... I have just ordered a yaginoshima asagi and a Nakayama iromono. This will replace the 16k and go further on the stones, followed by strop on bare kangaroo leather. I am expecting these stones to arrive this week.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you using to sharpen your straight razors
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:35 pm 
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Location: Sweden Stockholm
Using the Naniwa SS stones up to 10k then a shapton GS 16k and jnat finish.



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 Post subject: Re: What are you using to sharpen your straight razors
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:16 pm 

Joined: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:33 am
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Location: Arizona
Thank you. I jumped on this forum a while back with some questions when I purchased some knives and just jumped back on recently. I'm looking into getting into straights so I'm gathering some information now.

Thank you for replying to this thread.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you using to sharpen your straight razors
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:30 am 

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Location: Bangkok
I use Shapton glass stones, usually go 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k, and 30k then finish on leather strop.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you using to sharpen your straight razors
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:41 am 

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Shapton GS 1, 4, 8k and aJNAT finish. Steer Hide strop.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you using to sharpen your straight razors
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:59 am 

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Still working on mine, shapton pro 2k, Gesshin 5k, kitiyama 8 and an unknown stone quarried in New Mexico I believe....approx 10k. I need a 15k something......


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 Post subject: Re: What are you using to sharpen your straight razors
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:19 pm 

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Bester 1200, Naniwa SS 3k, Arashiyama 6k, Imanishi 10k, Yaginoshima Asagi, and Nakayama Asagi, then to the strops. It's quite the mix and match, but I have found it a great progression. Finally consistently happy with my results, after many ups and downs.


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 Post subject: Re: What are you using to sharpen your straight razors
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:59 pm 
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Location: Peoples Republic of Massachusetts
Chosera 1k, green brick, natural aoto, then full nagura progression (botan through koma then tomonagura) on an ozuku. Since I bought the Jnat, my honing has improved a TON!!! I enjoy honing now almost as much as shaving :)

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: What are you using to sharpen your straight razors
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:06 pm 
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Shapton Pros up to 15k, an Ozuku, 1/4µ mono-crystalline diamond, naked horse butt.



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