07-08-2018, 09:48 AM
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Got a few in that needed some work but overall pretty easy


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 07-09-2018, 04:24 PM
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My Puma Inox was missing a little something, a touch of tug. Out comes a pink Coticule for water only touch up. While it was out, two more German SR refreshed for the next two weeks

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 07-10-2018, 03:32 AM
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I have noticed a drop off in the level of sharpness from these 3 razors over the last two shaves so after many months a required quick visit to the 12K & 20K, they are now back to their usual level of sharpness.

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 08-03-2018, 07:53 AM
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I am beginning to really like this stone. Primitive Coticule Bout + a few drops of oil  = smooth and mellow. Very light pressure and finish with just the weight of the blade. A fine shave

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 08-07-2018, 10:10 AM
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Gave this Otto Busch a quick touch up ( 4-8-12 ) then about 75 or so strokes on this small LV with just a hint of slurry then 25 laps on plain water and stropped

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 08-07-2018, 01:02 PM
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(08-03-2018, 07:53 AM)timwcic Wrote: Coticule Bout + a few drops of oil
Yellow Belgian and oil??

On the site, into Cafeteria, I've read It's better water + soap (max 20%).
I've tried and works very well.

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 08-07-2018, 05:18 PM
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(08-07-2018, 01:02 PM)ischiapp Wrote:
(08-03-2018, 07:53 AM)timwcic Wrote: Coticule Bout + a few drops of oil
Yellow Belgian and oil??

On the site, into Cafeteria, I've read It's better water + soap (max 20%).
I've tried and works very well.

Don't be afraid to try oil on a Coti. Just three of four drops. My oil is a mix of 50/50 baby oil and odorless kerosene. On my uber hard coticules, oil kicks up the keenness a touch. On others, depending on the stone, I will use slurry and/or water only. Each coticule has its own personality. On this particular stone, which I date to late 18th or early 19th century, I tried water but it delivered a better results with oil. 


A shot of this stone out of its base and some more info on using oil

http://www.coticule.be/the-cafeteria/topic/1194.html

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 08-08-2018, 05:01 AM
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 10-09-2018, 08:11 AM
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The Tuesday 2.


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 10-29-2018, 10:07 AM
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I rarely get to put my own razors over stones, but today was different these pair of 14s haven't seen a hone for a while and I have noticed a drop off in smoothness while using these two, so an 8K, 12K 20K refresh was the order of the day.


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 10-29-2018, 12:37 PM
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Gorgeous blades!

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 10-29-2018, 09:58 PM
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(10-29-2018, 12:37 PM)kingfisher Wrote: Gorgeous blades!


Thanks. Smile

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 11-11-2018, 11:42 AM
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I used for the first time Ballistol/water on a Special Stone OFGR to refresh a tugging Fili 13. Normally I would use oil but the Ballistol gave up a laser edge on this stone


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 03-01-2019, 02:33 AM
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This is an experiment in 1-stone honing, something that’s usually mentioned with coticules, but also possible with some Japanese naturals. The stone in question is (most likely) a 
Nakayama that’s insanely fast (like many coticules) but also extremely fine for it’s hardness and speed. These kinds of jnats are a small percentage, but you can find them. I usually use it to transition from 4-5k to finish, but on clear water it’s extremely capable of producing a high-end razor edge.


The razor is one of my Gold Dollar test razors, and I killed the edge by lightly glassing it on the rim of a water glass, then testing to see if it would cut paper - it wouldn’t, then I felt the edge and I didn’t bleed, so the bevel was no longer set.

I began with a moderate to moderately heavy slurry raised with a 1200 grit diamond plate and gave it 60 circles and ellipses followed by 40 linear strokes flipping the blade each stroke. I then stropped 10 canvas/20 cordovan and tested by HHT to see if it would cut hair and it did, but the heel was weak - no surprise with a Gold Dollar - so back to touch up the heel.

Next I raised a moderate to moderately light slurry with a hard fine tomo nagura (slurry stone). The tomo will still raise mostly slurry from the hone, but what it contributes will be very fine. Two sets of 20 circles and ellipses followed by 40 linear strokes flipping the blade each stroke with decreasing pressure and while diluting the slurry. So I ended up with very light pressure on thin slurry. Strop and test and the edge is good. 

Finally, I rinsed the hone and on clear water did 20 circles and ellipses gollowed by 25 linear strokes flipping the blade each stroke. I stropped 20 canvas/35 suede/65 cordovan and got an impressive HHT. So that’s 1-stone honing on a jnat, shave coming soon.

Cheers, Steve

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 03-01-2019, 04:43 AM
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Excuse me for my lack of knowledge, but HHT mean?

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 03-01-2019, 06:42 AM
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Hanging hair test - where you hold a single hair between your fingers and see if and how far from the hold,point that the razor will cut,it.

Cheers, Steve

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 03-10-2019, 08:14 AM
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Finish honed a worn Hayashi on a Shapton Glass HR 7 series 0.44 micron, a little finer than the 30k (0.49u).

For the Shapton Glass folks, CKTG is now carrying the full line of the 7 Series, a smaller 190 x 37 Glass Stone HR with 7mm thick abrasive, hence the name of the series. These are targeted at kitchen knives but they’d be fine for razors too, many cotis or Thuris are similarly sized. They’d seem to be a great size for travel too, smaller than a vintage barber hone and as fine as you want. They’re priced right too, the 0.44u 7 Series is $55 while the full size 30k/0.49u is $365. So if you want to try the fine Glass Stone without mortgaging the house, these might do the trick for you. I placed a full size Glass Stone HR behind it for comparison.

No whiskers left today so tomorrow will tell the tale.

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