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    Default Victory Barber hone test

    Here is the Victory Barber hone. There are a couple other versions we will review later. The measurements are 3-1/2 L x 2-1/4 W x H. A two-sided multipurpose barber hone. This is a soft hone on one side mounted to a piece of cedar wood that has been treated with Chromium oxide. No other instructions are available. If this is the same material (seems likely), as American Hone Co Victory hone, primary abrasive is 3F Carbolon silicon carbide.

    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 Victory 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 Victory barber hone maintained the edge off an 8K. The approx. 15K edge was degraded. This is a softer mellow barber hone that imparts a satin sheen to the bevel and does not deform the edge. Further stropping on the cedar side treated with CrOX will smooth the edge.
    Mike












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