Time For a Touch Up:

My last touch up was just before I used it and it wasn't that great. So I decided to go ahead and do the old 2 stone method only using what's left of my Norton 8K and my Japanese Natural water stone, the Shoubandini type 100. So lets get started:


First using 2 sets of my friend Anthony Esposito's method, I started with my Norton 8K and did 20/20, 10/10, 5/5 seconds on each side followed by 10 round trips or what I like to call clean up strokes. My friend Dr. Matt Robins also starts at the 8K level after the bevel has been set:


Next I built a slurry and repeated the Esposito method listed above. And I also did 2 sets on this stone using a fresh slurry each time:


Next I did my usual stropping routine of 5 round trips on the rough leather and then 10 round trips on the smooth leather to clean it up a bit:


Under my loupe the edge looked great and had somewhat of a slight haze to it. This should be more than enough to get my wedge back up to snuff. If it's not back then I'll hit the stones again until I get it back to where I want it. It will be a day or 2 before I use this razor to see how it did. The reason behind this is because it seems to be a more comfortable shave when I have more than 1 day's worth of beard growth as I found out today with my Hawk SE razor.

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...