View Full Version : What should i use for my first hone ?
I have two razors - Dovo special and Mappin&Webb - that will be professional honed. For now i want to get just one hone for maintaining those edges in good shape.
From what i've read on this forum i think i want a Naniwa 10K. What do you think ? is this a good option ?
I mention i also want to use some chromium oxide.
I have 3 not so good razors for learning to hone, so i will not ruin my good ones :innocent:
Any opinion is welcome.
Thanks in advance for your advices !
04-29-2012, 11:42 AM
if you're new to this..send em out..I did for a year..then jumped into re honing my own..but if you wanna get into honing and the edges are "there" on those practice razors...I use DMT1200 for bevel setting..then combo Coti for re sharpen/polishing..you CAN use just a coti for everything but removing chips..but you would sit there for much much longer IMO
04-29-2012, 12:56 PM
If you want something for just touch ups right now I would just go ahead and buy a coticule and in the future when you want to learn to hone all you need is a 1k stone. You should be able to get a King 1k and a slate backed coticule for under $100-125 and you will be set.
04-29-2012, 01:11 PM
I'm still a beginner at honing, been at it off and on for less than a year, but it seems to me that you need a lapping stone, like the DMT 325 (coarse), a bevel setter and a primary stone. I began with the often recommended Norton 4k/8k combo, the DMT 325 and added CrOx an FeOx balsa strops. I tried setting the bevel with limited success on the Norton 4K. It can be done, but is time consuming. Although I can shave with the razors I hone myself, I'm not really satisfied yet. I just got a DMT 1200 (extra fine) for bevel setting, I may reset my bevels and start anew and see if my results are better. I just ordered some lapping films and look forward to getting a finishing stone in the future.
Thanks for the responses guys !
For now i just want something for touch ups not for really honing a dull razor.
The coticule is a tempting stone because practically it will be all i need but i read on the internet that it is a tricky stone, hard to learn for a beginner...
If you are looking to just touch up a razor a Coticule is a very simple stone to use. Even if doing a full honing it's not very hard to use.
The cheapest and simplest solution is lapping film.
04-29-2012, 05:55 PM
Coticule most definitely-for touch ups all you need is a coti + oil
04-29-2012, 08:47 PM
I don't know why i'm affraid of Coticule...
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