I recently have purchased a Dovo straight razor from Tony Miller and a paddle strop with three sides pasted with 3,1,and0.5 Micron paste.
I have shaved with it at weekends and I have to say find it to be not so easy to get the hang of.Like a lot of people new , I find the razor drags a bit which is probably due to poor technique, although I am getting better.I think my main problem is that although the razor came shave ready I may have spoilt the edge as I was stropping the blade.Using the Pyramid method could someone suggest a basic exercise to rectify things. Do I start with the 3 micron paste or the 1.
I had thought of trying 3@3Mircron,3@1,[email protected],1@3,3@1,[email protected],then 20 cycles on the strop.I think the razor just requires to be finished properly.
Any advice would be appreciated.
One other thing how do you preform the hanging hair test.I have passed a hair over the blade but it does not cut it.Am I doing this correctly?