Bevels Been Reset:

Well after this morning's uncomfortable shave, I went back and killed the edge on both razors and started over and did exactly what I did that day I set my first bevel:


First I did 100 round trips followed by 40 seconds of half circles then I did 20 seconds, 10 seconds, 5 seconds followed by 30 round trips on the 4K side of my stone. On the 8K side, I performed 100 round trips followed by 50 seconds of half circles, followed by 20 seconds, then I did 2 sets of 10 seconds followed by 5 seconds and then I did 40 round trips to clean up the edge. The photo you see below is the hanging hair test that I did with the Gold Monkey Jinhou razor:


I did the exact same thing with my Gold Dollar 208 which is the pile of hair in front:


Next I did my stropping routine which is 5 round trips on the scrub leather then 15 round trips on the smooth leather side to make it all nice and smooth and extremely comfortable to use which is what you are trying to obtain with every edge:


I'm pretty much going to stick with this routine from here on out and basically just add a finishing stone to my routine. If it's not broke, DON'T fix it. Once you find a method that you enjoy really well and get that perfect edge that works for you, stick with it. I already know tomorrow's shave will be very good if not epic because I couldn't even feel the hair being cut from the hanging hair test.


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