One of the most over looked natural honing stones on the market today is the Arkansas oil stones. And my friend Craig Minor sent me a Gold Dollar 66 that was honed from start to finish on these wonderful stones. I had high expectations and expected him to hit a home run with this edge. He exceeded them and hit a grand slam hands down. Wow what an epic and comfortable edge:
No pulling or tugging during the shave at all and lots of whiskers in the sink when I rinsed the razor under running water. Under the loupe, there's very few scratches but the edge looks like a freshly polished mirror. I'm extremely impressed with this edge. If you want an epic oil stone edge, contact Craig Minor on Face Book via pm and he'll put one on there. This edge has pretty much cemented my thoughts about Arkansas oil stones which are dirt cheap until you get to the translucent stones. The surgical black isn't too bad at all depending on what size you get.