I went ahead and reattached the linen (canvas?) element and went to town on the Revisor.
I picked this razor up on BST about a month ago and have used it exclusively since receiving it.
It wasn't a bad shaver when it arrived, but it needed "my touch" so I ran it through my full progression about 2 weeks ago.
Lately, it's been showing it's "wear"... still a good shaver, but I was having to be careful with ATG in some areas.
Normal stropping was 20-30 laps on the linen component of my Illinois 127 loaded with CrOX, and 40-50 laps on the leather.
Last night, with no touchup on the hones, I just ran it on the Kanayama linen for 25 laps, then went 50 on the leather.
It was better than it was straight off the hones and the 127! Effortless and irritation free ATG everywhere, including under the nose, and no weepers, even in the areas under my chin where I expect to see one or two red spots.
Now I'm really looking forward to receiving the #3 and getting onto the suede component!
And Kanayama #2 has arrived.
Actually it's a #3, but it's my 2nd one (in as many weeks).
Beautiful. Definite difference in the thickness of the leather, SWMBO is impressed with the suede.
The $100 price tag didn't bother her.
She doesn't know that I paid over $160 for the 2196
I can't wait for Sunday.
I'm going to break tradition and do a morning shower/shave tomorrow.