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    Default Interesting Blog about Edge Development.

    Shows the edge of a razor at various stages of honing through a scanning electron microscope at 5,000x magnification.

    A lot of you may have already seen this or something similar, but it's an interesting and short read for anyone who hasn't.

    The Honing Progression

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    After seeing those it is a wonder anyone would dare put blade to face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenWeir View Post
    Shows the edge of a razor at various stages of honing through a scanning electron microscope at 5,000x magnification.

    A lot of you may have already seen this or something similar, but it's an interesting and short read for anyone who hasn't.

    The Honing Progression
    Making conclusions from pics of the edge of one blade...not very scientific.
    The author has no experience in razor honing other than his own several razors. Pretty pictures prove nothing I am afraid.
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    Wow

    Actually it tells a lot, depending on the information you're looking for

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenWeir View Post
    Wow

    Actually it tells a lot, depending on the information you're looking for
    Yes one can spin it however they like to support theories, the truth is the info is conjecture based off a few pics from a guy that has no idea how to hone, he has admitted he has very little experience with honing.
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    I recall much the same argument, 40 years ago, when synthetic stones were trickling in from Japan.

    Foreign junk, never equal a good Ark…
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    Thanks for posting! I have seen this before and he has a lot of interesting photos and blogs and ideas. It supports a lot of "common" knowledge here and as you can see it challenges some too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Euclid440 View Post

    Foreign junk, never equal a good Ark…
    Ahhhh yes. I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel View Post
    Thanks for posting! I have seen this before and he has a lot of interesting photos and blogs and ideas. It supports a lot of "common" knowledge here and as you can see it challenges some too.
    I'll have to go have a look then.

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    One thing for certain is that those photos contain a lot of info if they can be interpreted properly. Like anything it can be interpreted many different ways.

    You really have to stop and ask yourself if all this info is necessary to achieve shave ready edge? Do you really need more info than a good 10X-20X loupe will give you to that end?

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