Nailed it on the stones Again:

Well I nailed it on the stones yet again. In fact I may have gotten both of my straight razors too sharp this time around compared to the last time. This time I went back and watched a favorite honing video again more closely and took some notes. Basically what I was doing was 40 seconds on each side, then 20 followed by clean up strokes which is 10 round trips. This time around I did 40, 20, 10, 5 and then 10 round trips before switching to the other side of my Norton 4/8K combo stone. I also use to repeat the same process after I finished on the 8K side but this time around, I just did 10 round trips on both sides of the stone instead of repeating the same process. Now they're sharper than Feather DE blades are which is past evil:


That's pretty much going to be my routine once I get all of my stones together. I really can't wait to get my hands on some of these natural stones that are available as well. They said that once you learned how to hone your own straight razors you become addicted to it. I now am a firm believer in that statement because I love it and I'm having a blast doing it.

Retiring The Track 2:

This will be breaking a lot of people's hearts, but I'm retiring my 1970 Gillette Track 2  to my collection and will no longer be u...