One Last Time:

Well as they say, things don't always go according to plan. I was planning on sending these bad boys to my friend Anthony Esposito for Jnat edges and buying another razor off him. Unfortunately one of my bills was a little higher than I expected and something came up with my mom's finances that I had to help out with. So that pretty much has wiped me out until next payday and that is also being examined as well. They decided to re evaluate my case for my disability benefits. So that means one last time on the Norton 4/8K combo stone. First I killed the edges completely and then I did 200 round trips followed by 60/60, 30/30, 15/15, 8/8, 15 round trips to reset the bevel:

The Gold Monkey Jinhou (Triple 6) kept that sequence of 60/60, 30/30, 15/15, 8/8 seconds on each side of the razor followed by 15 round trips to clean up the edge a bit:

The Gold Dollar 208 got the usual routine of 40/40, 20/20, 10/10, 5/5, and then followed that up with 10 round trips to clean up the edge:

The Jinhou on the Norton 4/8K combo stone makes an incredible slurry:

After I reset the bevel, I performed a stropping session of 10 round trips on the nylon, 25 on the scrub leather, 50 on the smooth leather and I did this again after I finished 3 rounds on the stone which will be explained below:

These razors were past horrible. I did 200 round trips on both sides of the stone to get the bevel reset and then I did the progressions listed above for each razor 3 times to get the edge I wanted on both razors. I also cut the progression itself in half each time. Basically what that means is that I did one full progression and when I started again, instead of doing 60/60 on the Jinhou, I started with 30/30 instead and on the 3rd time around, I started with 15/15 seconds instead of 30/30.

TTFFC Mixed & The Track 2:

Today's shave was great. I went with my Through The Fire Fine Craft mixed soap  made by Maria Arman. I've got a ton of soaps in her...