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    Excellent and thanks Bart....You are the man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gags View Post
    thanks for the feedback gang. I started shaving with a str8 about 6 month ago and got bitten by the bud. went from one razor to 11, from norton combo to belgians and shaptons. I can't tell you how helpful this site has been in reducing the learning curve. BBS shave are now a regularity for me. Naturally there's alot of info floating around on all the different forums hear but its like golf. You have to take what works for you specifically and go with it.

    Zib, to answer your question I got my coticule (8X2) from bestsharpeningstones..com. It ran about $128. The BBW was 8X2 as well and cost $68. Don't know what grade they are but they seem to do the job although these are the first belgians I've been exposed to.

    The reason I posed the whole question about the Naniwa is that I had a strange experience using it after the coticule with water. The Naniwa seemed to make my blade less keen. Maybe first time user error.

    The 3 new razors I'm trying to get extra keen are two 1/4 grind grelots (from Rasurpur) and a wacker 1/4 grind that I just got from Shaving Shop. Once you get that feel of a blade sharpened by Lynn, that pretty much sets the standard for how I want the rest of my blades to feel. I want them to be comfortable and have them work for me instead of letting the blades force me to work to get a BBS

    thanks again gang
    I think part of the problem might be that the Coticule and Naniwa Super 12 K are pretty close. The 12K is still a cutter and a polisher, so it may have actually over done it from a finishing stand point. The biggest difference for me is the consistency I get with the Naniwa Super 12K when doing a lot of razors. I would experiment with them separately and determine how many strokes produce a shaver on each. Then you can see which paste you may want to use, if any, to produce a little better glide.

    Lynn

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