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  • Norton

    4 4.60%
  • Naniwa

    5 5.75%
  • Shapton

    3 3.45%
  • Chosera

    0 0%
  • Other synthetic

    1 1.15%
  • Japanese Naturals

    16 18.39%
  • Coticule

    38 43.68%
  • Thuri

    1 1.15%
  • Arkie

    1 1.15%
  • Slates

    0 0%
  • Other natural

    2 2.30%
  • Lapping Film

    16 18.39%
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Thread: What so you mostly use to hone now

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    Default What so you mostly use to hone now

    So what do you use most now?
    Assume the bevel doesn't need resetting.
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    Barber's hone would go under "other synthetic", yes?
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    Mostly?
    I'm happiest with the edge from my Coti, but I have not had to use it since July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockviper View Post
    Barber's hone would go under "other synthetic", yes?
    I think so ;).

    I am thinking this would be good for aspiring honers to get a feel for what people use.
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    I also realize there is a "rock du jour"...but leaving this open indefinitely might keep things honest.
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    Coticule for everything after the bevel. I love the edges and they are great to just look at.

    ...Ray

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    A very helpful thread for those of us about to take the (next) plunge. Thanks!

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    I just sold my Norton 4/8, so I'm a full-time Coticuler now.
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    Shapton ceramic pros ( not glass)
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    After bevel set I use a coticule most times. If it's a wedge I go with lapping films, they're faster and put a nice edge on the razor. Sometimes I still finish off with a coticule afterwards.
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    JNATs of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by global_dev View Post
    Shapton ceramic pros ( not glass)
    You know I never hear about the Shapton glass anymore. I wonder if they are still popular on other forums?
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    I'm a JNAT junkie.
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    I like the coticule!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kentos View Post
    You know I never hear about the Shapton glass anymore. I wonder if they are still popular on other forums?
    See above, "Rock du jour"

    Looks like WCS has discontinued the line... They still offer a 3k for $72. It was in their clearance section for months, but that's the only grit left.
    I was looking at them on SRD last June and stock was very spotty, but it was the cost that kept me away from them.

    I think people realized that a pasted paddle or balsa block is just as effective as a $300 Shapton and there's simply no point in going higher than the 15k range on the hones. Heck, people get decent shaves off of 8k stones every day.
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    Koticule kid.
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    BBW and Coticule
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    Love my Shaptons. I won't make blanket statements for other synthetics that I haven't used but I get very effective and quick results from them.

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    Coticule and barber hones.
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