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    Default AHCONITE Barber hone test

    Here is the AHCONITE American Co. Barber hone of Olean N.Y. This particular two-sided hone measures 5-1/2 L x 2 W x H and the gold branded side or fine side is being tested. Primary abrasive on the gold side is 4F Turkish emery and 1F Turkish emery on the gray coarse side.

    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 Ahconite hone 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 ACHNOITE barber hone did slightly improve the edge off an 8K Norton. The approx. 15K edge was degraded. This is an aggressive razor hone and recommend that 6 passes be done and test the edge. Stropping on leather or properly pasted strop would smooth the edge more. This is a good Barber hone and a little on the aggressive side.
    Mike





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