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    I am using the shapton professional stones and just wanting to know what you would recommend after finishing with the 12k?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Swigzell View Post
    I am using the shapton professional stones and just wanting to know what you would recommend after finishing with the 12k?
    Stropping and a pleasant shave!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer View Post
    Stropping and a pleasant shave!
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    Cheers, wasn't really sure I needed more than that. Though I would check that's all.


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    +1 to Richards suggestion..
    Enjoy.
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    I have not had a higher grit than 12k not even crox strop, but 12k is awesome. In my opinion, plenty on the finish.
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    12k is top notch shave. If you have money you want to burn and enjoy honing ask a honemiester about having some of your razors finished on different finishers so you can see what you like. Just know not all naturals are the same
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    I would say 12K is good, lots of guys go out to 16K-30K and I honestly have not gone past a JNAT or Coticule finish except when I play around with some .5 CrOx and .25 Diamond paste but under normal day to day edges a JNAT finish is very acceptable.
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    Suehiro 20k. To me it's the last word on hones. I have no interest in buying anything else. And I've been hold course with this setup for at least two years now. Highly recommend it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCDshaver View Post
    Suehiro 20k. To me it's the last word on hones. I have no interest in buying anything else. And I've been hold course with this setup for at least two years now. Highly recommend it.
    Out of curiosity before the 20K what stone are you using, 12k ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnatcat View Post
    Out of curiosity before the 20K what stone are you using, 12k ?
    Yes, 12k SS.

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