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    Today I took out my Tosuke to restore its edge. It had a few burrs that needed honing out.
    I started with my 1500 grit Shapton. When the burrs were gone I moved on to the Oozuku mizu asagi and used the Aiiwatani as a tomonagura. In about 200 roundtrips this combination produced an edge that passed the HHT with ease. I didn't even have to dilute the slurry and did not finish with water only on the Oozuku.
    Shave test later today.

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    Had a great shave with it today. Edge very sharp and smooth at the same time. I love this honzan/tomonagura combination.
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    Very nice to hear about great results with such minimalistic set up.
    Have you tried the progression on other razors? Does it work as well?
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    Not yet. I will next weekend.
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    Today I did the same with a Kukri razor that needed nearly 300 roundtrips and a J. Voos D. Sohn razor that needed over 200 roundtrips. Both passing the HHT
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    I use a similar method all the time, works great for me too. I've found that a few edge trailing strokes right at the end sometimes (better with certain stones or razors) adds a nice little bit to the keenness without causing harshness as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKretz View Post
    I use a similar method all the time, works great for me too. I've found that a few edge trailing strokes right at the end sometimes (better with certain stones or razors) adds a nice little bit to the keenness without causing harshness as well.
    Agreed. I used to think that it was 'cheating' to do edge trailing strokes but a while back I decided that life's too short to cling onto old mindsets. Experiment and do whatever works!

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