I tried honing my first razor last night. I was going to try it out this morning, but sadly I overslept and didn't have the time to shave. So tonight I have just had a leisurely shave.
W.H. Morley & Sons Razor
Marshall Wells "Zenith Prince" Razor
Vergylde Hand soap
Whippeddog 24mm Silvertip
I lathered up the dutch soap with my brand new Whippeddog Silvertip. It made a nice lather, but it is a little of a latherhog, at least yet. Still had enough for three passes without any problems.
My first pass I went WTG with the Morley razor honed by yours truely. It actually did shave, it wasn't close to as sharp as my other razors though and it wasn't the closest pass I've ever had and it was a little tuggy. I was just happy it did cut hair at all.
I'm glad I had stropped up the Prince as well though so I traded to that and did a second WTG pass and a XTG pass. Ended up with a nice and quite close shave. A little irritation most likely from the first pass, but nothing bad. The alum block gave only a tingling and no burn.