I shaved yesterday with an ATOR I found online.
According to the seller it was freshly honed by Mastro Livi.
The shave was really great, the ATOR felt very good & the edge was superb.
It wasn't much of a surprise that one of the most profilic custom razor makers in the world knew how to hone a straight properly,
but I searched around a bit & I found this video:
And that video was a surprise
I also found that this video has been posted before in various forums, but I have missed it & maybe some of you others too.
It's well worth watching, it shows Livi honing up one of his big customs from scratch to shave-ready.
3 coarser synthetic stones are followed by a few laps on a coticule & a few laps on a Arkansas.
After that he really gets going, he slaps a CrOx-pasted paddle around with the razor , continue on to punish some leather & finishes
with a death-defying palm stropping session.
There is a lot of "truths" about honing, & how you are supposed to do it on the Internet.
Obviously Mastro Livi hasn't spent much time reading about honing on the various shaving boards
Very refreshing to see a true craftsman at work, he has found a fast & efficient way to get the job done.
It feels good thinking about that I now actually have shaved with a razor honed in this fashion!