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    Here is the Velvet Edge Best Quality barber hone. No other instructions came with this hone. Small surface pock marks are present and do not create a problem when honing your razor. This brown single sided barber hone measures 5L X 2W X +-H.

    Two identical King Midas Extra Good razors were chosen to test this Barber hone. Both razors were taken to a 1K-4K-Norton 8K level. One of the razors was then progressed to the approx. 15K level on a much finer stone. The edges were visually inspected at 100X magnification at each interval.

    8 X-laps, strokes or passes were made with each razor on the Velvet Edge to see if it would improve or degrade the razor taken to the Norton 8K edge and the razor honed to the approx. 15K edge.

    Conclusion, the Velvet Edge barber hone improved the edge off an 8K Norton. The approx. 15K edge was degraded. The small pock marks had no adverse effect on the performance of the hone. Stropping on leather or properly pasted strop would smooth the edge even more.
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    Thanks for the test!

    Strangely, I just picked up one of these based on a couple of other positive comments about it on the site -- although the writing says
    "Velvet Edge
    Finest Quality
    Made in USA"

    Looking forward to checking out how it does

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    Don't want to derail your great threads testing these barbers hones,
    But question, if you were to have just one BH to use for the rest of your life, which one would it be in your vast knowledge, would you settle on? I'm looking forward to your answer. Tc
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    Ya, I have a stack of the things. Looking forward to seeing how they 'stack-up'!
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    Is this going to be an ongoing test of the various different brands? I know Glenn has tested a bunch, But I dont think he posted them on SRP. I am super curious as to the differences between the Pike Emerald, and the Pike Sapphire barber hones.
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    STEVE! Where ya been?
    Modine has categorically tested a PILE of these. Lots more to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    STEVE! Where ya been?
    Modine has categorically tested a PILE of these. Lots more to come.
    Between my not feeling well physically, and my distaste for certain members and their attitudes, I have found myself not online so much. If anybody missed me THAT much, they could have emailed me. =P

    Shouldnt all the BH be under a group heading? Like "Modine Tests It" with a new installment each week ?
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    Sorry you are feeling down, Magpie.
    I agree. Perhaps it should be under one thread. Would be easier to access and follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    Don't want to derail your great threads testing these barbers hones,
    But question, if you were to have just one BH to use for the rest of your life, which one would it be in your vast knowledge, would you settle on? I'm looking forward to your answer. Tc
    A GEM dry hone with the shell horsehide backing would go in my bug out bag.. We will review in the near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Sorry you are feeling down, Magpie.
    I agree. Perhaps it should be under one thread. Would be easier to access and follow.
    Modine?

    These are all individual tests and to loop it under one continuous thread would not be effective. I can not create a sub category within SRP and do not have the authority to do so. Unless I am missing something please let me know.
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