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    Yes It Is A Fantastic Hobby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ty
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    Over the years I bought a few hundred hones, but I also got better at honing

    I don't believe a few hundred my friend. Tc
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    Yep And The Same Could Be Said About Razors!! Somethin About Them,,, The 2 Just Seem To Go Together Real Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ty

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    Its also a form of escapism . I've always enjoyed concentration .
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    As Marshall said, I just enjoy making things sharp. For years it was knives, and then I thought, "How much sharper could I make a straight razor?" Then like the rest of you, I fell through the looking glass. I always try to keep in mind Sixgun's truism that 90% of honing is in the bevel set (which is why I just bought a Chosera 1k, which makes that way quicker and more refined IMO).

    But you could do probably 90% of what you need to do on the good ole Norton 4/8k combo, which years ago was the standard here on SRP, though now you have to have the Nanis to sit at the cool kids' table. And my honing partner CJBianco loves the edges off of his Nani 8k better than almost anything he tries to improve them with. He buys and sells razors and hones all the time to play with, then gets bored with them and flips them (or trades them to me!). In fact, he's quite the expert on vintage barber hones, which is a whole other tangent to veer off on.

    A lot of these old hands are far more experienced than I am, and have forgotten about more hones than I will ever own, which is fine. Personally, I just started messing around with naturals recently (PHIG, JNat and TransArk), even though I was/am getting fine edges off my trusty Norton 4/8 and Nani 12 progression. For me, like others, I just want to play around with them, experiment with slurries and all the other esoterica, and yeah, see if I can chase that "ultimate edge."

    And from what I've seen in some of the threads in the "Finer Things" forum, many of us are alike in that when we get into a hobby, we go all in. As I often say (and my long-suffering friends and family can attest), I don't have hobbies, I have obsessions.

    Which is why we're all here messing around on SRP instead of working, taking care of the honey-do list, or all the other boring things we could be doing. Enjoy at whatever level you get into it!
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    Maybe one of these days I'll own a Naniwa-something. Just so I can sit with the cool kids.


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    I only own the 'basics'...325dmt, a set of nortons, 1k chosera,12k naniwa (yep, I'm so cool...lol) couple of rummage sale hones. The trouble is, I just can't seem to find the time to hone as much as I should. I would love to, but it is too much of a time commitment right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSomebody View Post
    I only own the 'basics'...325dmt, a set of nortons, 1k chosera,12k naniwa (yep, I'm so cool...lol) couple of rummage sale hones. The trouble is, I just can't seem to find the time to hone as much as I should. I would love to, but it is too much of a time commitment right now.
    Hey Ask Geezer About Those Rummage Sale Eschers!! Ty

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScoutHikerDad View Post
    As Marshall said, I just enjoy making things sharp. For years it was knives, and then I thought, "How much sharper could I make a straight razor?"
    Marshal and you said it! I do enjoy a challenge but I can also say I have gotten edges where I was happy with them. I can't see how they could get any better. Like elucid said though, not all of, my razors are like that. So I continue to tweek them with the goal of getting every razor I own to shave like that......on an all Arkansas progression including bevel set. Like I said, I like a challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Addison View Post
    Hey Ask Geezer About Those Rummage Sale Eschers!! Ty
    I should be so lucky!
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