Hi everyone first post. I'm new to straight razor shaving but looking forward to the process. I got a new dovo razor and a new DMT 8000 for honing. I got a strop from the well shaved gent as well. I have a couple of questions about using the DMT.
When I hone on the DMT(wet) it almost feels like there are small bumps in the DMT that are snaggin on my razor. I will make a pass with a light touch and I can feel the 3-4 snags with each pass. The snags feel like there are small shards sticking up int the hone. Is this normal? Shouldn't it feel more glass-like?
I have used other hones(Stones) on pocket knives and such and I have never felt them snag like this. Did I get a bad DMT or is that how they are supose to feel. I haven't been able to get a very good edge yet which is why I'm posting.
The blade bites into my thumbnail nice and even but when I go to shave it cuts and pulls pretty good. I can't get it to pass the HHT. Any advice on honing with the DMT for a newbie would be appreciated.