Now that I've decided on where to get an affordable natural water stone, I've decided to do a little experiment touching up my Gold Dollar 66 (only this razor ladies and gentlemen because the 208 is fine). I personally love the the Japanese natural water stones or what I like to call, "Jnats". I haven't experienced ANYTHING that was that sharp or smooth nearly 2 years of wet shaving period. Unfortunately for me, I can't afford that specific water stone. That's what has been killing me in terms of honing stones, my budget. Right now I'm waiting on an insurance claim which can be a huge help in that department and will allow me to get more stones that will allow me to achieve an edge that's either very close to that or if possible, even better than that specific edge I encountered:
Here I am re-soaking the stone and taking a bit of a break. This specific session is going to take a really long time and I'm not sure how it's going to turn out:
I'll post up the results on October 1st, 2015 after I shave with it. I'm hoping it will be epic, but we'll soon find out.