I tried to hone a dovo #300 with no luck. Below are some picture of the very blade.
I got this blade from ebay and from the look of it has rather wide hone wear, it looks quite even across the blade but it has a slight smile. MMT confirmed this but shows rather poor heel contact on face of the blade.
I tried to hone it the other night with mixed results depends on how many layers of tape I used. Btw, I only honed it on 1k to see if I could establish a bevel.
With 2 layers of tape, bevel formed pretty quickly and passed TNT pretty well.
Since I was thinking of using 1 layer of tape on all my razors to avoid confusion, I killed the edge and rehone with 1 layer of tape. I spent 45 minutes and could only get the toe and heel sharp, the belly just wouldn't get sharp.
So I'm looking for a shed of light in this frustrating tunnel and hope some of you can help. my questions are:
1. Do you try to use only 1 layer of tape on all your razors or am I just being OCD?
2. Why did 2 layers of tape get the bevel up quite quickly but not with 1 layer?
3. What did I do wrong?
Thank you for your help.