Today's shave was great. I needed a Tiki Bar fix and since it's been a while since I've used it, Go West was up next in the rotation. It's got a fresh leather jacket scent to it for those whom are wondering. The Jinhou is just now starting to get a slight tug to it and it's got a lot of shaves on it. I do NOT have any pastes or sprays here at the moment but if I did, now would be the time to use it. But there's something that I can use which is my Norton 4/8K water stone and all you do is strop the razor on the 8K side (10 round trips). But I do recommend using a finishing stone of 10K or higher:
In terms of post shave feel, I have another ice rink but it's not too comfortable. I have a slight touch of razor burn mainly because I did an extra touch up pass which turned out to be a bit of a mistake. The Arkansas oil stones have won hands down in terms of comfortable edges. The Japanese natural water stones are smooth but deadly. I'm a bleeder and those Japanese natural water stone edges tend to be a bit too sharp for their own good at times. And what I mean by that is you often don't feel it when you do get cut with the Japanese natural water stone edges. They are still one of the best edges though and I still plan on getting a Japanese natural water stone soon.