View Poll Results: This is the best hone / stone / system

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  • Norton

    2 8.70%
  • Naniwa Super stones / Chosera

    3 13.04%
  • Shapton Glass stones / Pro's

    5 21.74%
  • Thuringen

    2 8.70%
  • Charlney Forest

    3 13.04%
  • Coticule

    6 26.09%
  • Escher

    1 4.35%
  • Japanese Natural finisher

    4 17.39%
  • Other ie: Arkansas / TOS / Turkey / WOA / etc:

    3 13.04%
  • I let the razor decide

    8 34.78%
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    Post Do you hone Multiple razors???? a poll for you

    So I would like a vote or two from you,but I am looking for Experience on this poll not opinions...

    Please only vote if you

    Hone about 10 or more different razors per week..

    Use / Have used at least 3 different honing systems..

    Hone different types of razors ie Wedges/ Hollows / old / new

    You have no fear of the next razor because you have honed one like it or worse...

    I know some don't like the term "Honemiester" but that is who I am looking for to answer here...


    So here is the question:

    Do you have a Goto system???? Is there one Stone/Hone that is the Best????

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    I voted Naniwa and let the razor decide. The Naniwas are the go-to's for me, but I'm not afraid to go to a plan b or c if the razor needs it. I also vary my finishers for different razors.

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    Thanks Dylan and Jimmy I saw yours too hehehe I left the multiple choice open just for that reason....

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    Chances are I don't hone 10 razors every week though I can say I have honed that many razors in a week a time or two. I voted anyway ;-) I'm guessing there aren't too many members who can honestly say they hone 10 razors a week but I might be wrong.... you know the rest.

    My vote was for "let the razor decide" but currently the chosera 1k, norton 4 & 8 single grits are the foundation of my honing on every razor. I don't go to the 1k unless there is a need but the 4 & 8 usually. Finishing could be an escher, jnat, WOA, coticule or shapton pro 15k & 30k cause that is what I've got. I have honed with the lower grit shaptons and with the naniwas but sold them since what I'm using now has become my personal preference.
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    Voted Naniwa.
    My go to system is also naniwa but 1/3k is Chosera 5/10/12k are superstones, I finish on Jnats mainly. I have a few different Jnat finishers to accomodate as many steel varieties as possible.
    Sometimes I use 4/8k norton instead of naniwas.
    For some rare razors that do not respond very well to Jnats, I can finish on Coticule or Thuringian.

    I have a 2 full Jnat progression after 3k Synthetic, a nagura progression and a 3 stone proigression, I use those only if I do not have to hone many razors because it is more time consuming.
    Stefan

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    I understand exactly what you mean Jimmy, and your opinion is very valued because you have tried so many different ways...
    To me on this poll it is precisely what I am after, not the people that have only honed one way, and never experimented / worked with other systems...

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    Stefan, it sounds like you should also hit the "I let the razor decide vote" since you do hehehe

    Multiple choices are allowed like that

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    I hone about 10-14 razors a week, but may be a little biased. I started out on the coticule and learned that inside and out. Later on I experimented with other finishers (CF, Escher, JNat, Thurry) and found most of them gave a slight improvement over the coticule in terms of sharpness, but also a slight dropoff in smoothness.

    I later messed around with synthetics for my honing progression, but found them no faster than a coticule dilucot as I already had that nailed and am fairly consistent with it. A chosera 1K still does all my bevel work and I absolutely love it.

    These days though I usually just finish on the coticule as I find those edges quite suitable for my face. A dilucot after setting the bevel takes me 10-15 minutes to finish and I get really good edges from this. Sometimes I break out the escher/vintage thuri to give my final polish, but don't find it really necessary at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    Stefan, it sounds like you should also hit the "I let the razor decide vote" since you do hehehe

    Multiple choices are allowed like that
    Hehe you are right but my prefferd system is still the naniwas
    Stefan

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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    I understand exactly what you mean Jimmy, and your opinion is very valued because you have tried so many different ways...
    To me on this poll it is precisely what I am after, not the people that have only honed one way, and never experimented / worked with other systems...
    Thanks Glen, I didn't realize it was multiple choice or I would have included norton, escher, coticule and other
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