Another Mail Call Coming:

After trying the "tile method" of flattening stones, I decided to get an alternative form for both cleaning and flattening my stones. I paid Best Sharpening Stones a visit and ordered an Ultra Sharp 2 diamond plate 600 grit which cost me $24.90 shipped which is pretty cool. This diamond plate can be used for a number of things including raising a slurry from the stone itself with nothing added:

Best Sharpening Stones is ultra fast so I'm pretty certain that my diamond plate will be here either Wednesday or Thursday at the latest.

Proraso Green & The Turbo:

Man that shave was epic, wow. For today's brush, I went with my RazoRock Plissoft 24 mm synthetic  and the lather it builds is awesome ...