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    Ya, sort of like the razor bridges the gap of the curve of the hone, and this takes out of play all the effort of working on the middle meat of the wedge. Alx

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    As already discussed, lapping will flatten and expose the true heart of the next level into the hone and remove all the unnecessary particles.

    There are so many diamonds in a random spatter on a lapping plate (e.g. DMT 325), that you are effectively not making linear scratches in your hone. Where one diamond misses, another one cuts. And where 1 diamond cuts a line, another 100 cuts across, parallel and opposite to it....and so get the idea.

    True, there will be random scratches in your hone, but it really does NOT make the hone "act" like a coarser grit hone because of the scratches. Logic often makes guys think this, and that is why a lot of guys want to get it as smooth as humanly possible, but it does not really matter.

    Remember; it is the particle size of your hone that abrades the metal of your razor, not the scratch marks in it.
    Last edited by leadingedge; 06-06-2012 at 12:33 PM.

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