Jinhou Gets The Stones:

I don't know exactly what it is, but this Gold Monkey Triple 6 doesn't do to well on the Norton water stones and I'm guessing it's because these stones are worn out and much softer than what was originally used to set the bevel on it with which was Naniwa Professional (new chosera) water stones and it was finished on Sue Hiro 10K and 20K stones. It still shaved extremely good this morning with no issues, but I had to make 3 passes instead of my usual 2 and I also had to touch up the bottom of my chin twice to get that "ice rink" shave that I got this morning. So I'm going to perform my usual routine only I will NOT be killing the edge and resetting the bevel:

What's really weird about this situation is that I only have 1 shave on this edge since I touched it up last week. This razor should be past evil in terms of being sharp. Once I get my ILR finishing stone along with all of my Arkansas oil stones, I'll be starting from scratch on both razors. My Gold Dollar 208 is fine and has no issues at all. In fact if I were to do this on my 208, it would be too sharp to use and have an even more harsh post shave after using it. This should tell people that NOT every razor will hone the same, even if you use the exact same stones and techniques. In fact this not the first time I've had this issue with this razor. It's happened before, I just can't remember when it occurred and what not.

#5 of 2017:

Well all good things must come to an end. Say hello to my 5th soap that I've finished off in 2017. This one was really good and I'm...