View Full Version : Aluminum oxide too coarse?
12-16-2008, 11:44 AM
Sorry if I sound like a noob here. My razors should be here today or tomorrow. I just remembered that somewhere around my parents have an aluminum oxide hone for their kitchen knifes. I don't remember what grit the hone was, but 1000/2000 comes to mind for some reason.
Is this too coarse to use on a razor? my gut is telling me yes, but I figured I should get a second opinion.
12-16-2008, 12:22 PM
1K/2K grit is too coarse unless you are creating a new bevel. For example, I just sanded a razor to remove pitting. As a result, there is no edge left. I am working on a 1K hone to restore it. Even so, you would not believe how much time it has taken thus far. If the razor still had a bevel, I would have begun with a 4K hone.
12-16-2008, 12:23 PM
Sounds ok for just setting the bevels. You'll need something a bit finer to get a nice shaving edge. Many like to progress on 4k, then 8k, then about 12k or even more. Always make sure any hone is flat first.
12-16-2008, 12:30 PM
ok, thanks for the feedback. I'll be needing to find a finer hone then
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