Desided to buy an old c.v heljestad and hone it. It had a ok bevel but I honed it from the beginning. I used lapping film with 1200 to 50 000 grit.
I honed it for a couple of hours and stropped it. It i squite sharp but I discovered that the hanging hair test failed from the midle and back to the handle. The razor gives an ok shave but not as near as my shavette or DE.
Should I start all over again and set the bevel from 1200 grit or should I give the razor more time on the strop?
This is my first straght and I know that I should start with a shave-ready straight, but I fugured that I could manage the honing becuse I have a long experience with hunting and carving-knives.