So what do you use most now?
Assume the bevel doesn't need resetting.
Barber's hone would go under "other synthetic", yes?
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Coticule for everything after the bevel. I love the edges and they are great to just look at.
A very helpful thread for those of us about to take the (next) plunge. Thanks!
I just sold my Norton 4/8, so I'm a full-time Coticuler now.
Shapton ceramic pros ( not glass)
--Jon. "Love me some 14s"
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.
JNATs of course
I'm a JNAT junkie.
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I like the coticule!
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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.
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.
Coticule and barber hones.
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