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    When in doubt, buy both! Well that's how it's been so far with my severe case of HAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoglahoo View Post
    are those little, concave double edge razor hones considered barber hones?
    It's a matter of semantics. The back side can be used for straights, but they are less than ideal and certainly inappropriate for a beginner.

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    I'd agree with Ron. I'm NO expert, but when I hear "barber hone" I don't think of the little dished out numbers that were primarily intended for use with a DE blade. I think of a 2-4 x 6-8 inch hones like are pictured here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldy View Post
    Finally got to try out this 1915 CARBO. I can tell you that this thing is hard, it took a long time to lap.
    After advice from SRP member Croaker on another thread I used it as an intermediate hone. After setting the bevel on the DMT 1200 I went to the Carbo. This is where I would normally use the BBW, But after 20 laps on the Carbo this Bengall was poping arm hairs 5mm above my arm with very little resistance. After that I gave it a bit more polishing on the coti and got a really sweet shave from it tonight.
    A very nice hone, I'll be hanging onto this one.
    Grant
    What was the process in which you used the 1915 Carbo, did you use plain water or slurry stone for instance? I have one myself and I'm a little stuck on the caracteristics of it. I dont really have anything to compare it to in other words.

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    Yep, just plain water. You could probably use lather too if you prefer.
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    And you didin't soak it with anything in the pre-show either?

    Mine was soaked in oil when i first aquired it.

    thanks for the help!

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    I think the lather works much better than water, FYI.
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    Enjoyed Reading this old thread. Any New contributions are appreciated.
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