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Thread: MOHAWK Barber hone test

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    Default MOHAWK Barber hone test

    This is the Mohawk Barber hone distributed by the Blish, Mize & Silliman Hardware Co out of Atchison Kansas. Here is an old thread Blish Mize & Silliman? This is a high performance one sided barber hone that was probably made for them as a promotional item. Measurements are 5-1/2L x 2W x 7/16H.

    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 Mohawk 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: Because of the high quality of Mohawk Barber hone a more thorough test has been conducted. The razors edge was significantly improved off the 8K Norton. No more than 8 laps should be done with this hone. This is a fast cutting, effective synthetic hone. It will easily refresh an edge. The approx. 15K edge was maintained. Stropping on leather only would be enough to prep the edge for shaving.

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    Keep those tests coming!
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