Just found you guys and need some insight.
Been shaving with straight for about a year (started with a Giesen and Forsthoff that my father had and ben adding E-bay grabs) I have 6 that I use in rotation and have been refining my shave and sharppen technique and am noticing that I am getting better shaves from different blades. No real surprise as quality probably varies from blade to blade.
Giesen and Forsthoff -295
Wade and Butcher -bow razor
Boker "The King"
German made for "A. Field"
Hone: 600 diamond, 1k-6k chinese
Strop: felt then leather
Now for the question:
I get fair to quite good shaves with all but the Boker. (Pulls and not smooth, leaves some long)
Why does the Boker not shave? Different steel? hardness? Need dif technique? Did I leave edge not set before hone/strop? (have "destroyed edge once and re-sharpened when it didn't shave at first) Do I need a finer hone for this blade?
Very disapointed and extremely frustrated. I thought Boker with its reputation would be wonderful. Im not sure what and where to go!!!
Thanks in advance