i honed up my first inox razor last night and shaved with it straight afterwards. Now I am only a beginner at both straight razors and honing so I was wondering, my shave wasn't as good as normal, not as close, still very comfortable but after 2 WTG passes and a bit of touching up I still wasn't satisfied. Now I did have a couple of days growth so it may be my imagination more probably my technique but I'd like your feedback.
My inox is probably (haven't measured but looks like) a 7/8 and after settin the bevel I could pop hairs no problem on the full length of he blade. I set the bevel on my coti and after a dilucot I did about (can't remember) 4 sets of 15 half x on water, two sets of 15 x and then 50 or so x on oil followed by 60 strokes on my strop.
My real question is could I get a comfortable yet un-noteworthy shave from a razor that isn't fully shave ready? Is it the fact that I'm not using the right angle for my new larger blade? Am I just experiencing my crap technique?
I didn't do an HHT as I think SWMBO has too fine hair for a decent test - sometimes it works others not and the. I can still get a decentish shave for a newbee.
For info I didn't get any weePers or razor burn.