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    Greaves is my friend !!! gooser's Avatar
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    im gonna have to get my hands on one of these stones as soon as i get out of this coticule kick im on ..

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    I find that honing on a narrow stone really focuses the attention--even more than honing at all. It is a little slower, since you have less steel-hone contact than on a wider hone, but I'm very happy with my 3/4" x 5" natural combo coti. Plays very well with Dovo blades. Pyrateknight, enjoy that nice little Escher. I remember when you were new here, but don't remember if you came in expecting to save money over disposables... like so many of us did.

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    I tried it out on my Mappin&Webb Celebrated Hollow. I went slow and steady as I was nervous. Had to hone in hand instead of on a table as the lid and the base are not the same dimension. It increased the smoothness of the shave drastically but I am not saying I am good with the stone yet. It will definitely be my finisher after feeling the increase off the coticule and welsh purple. I just need to continue learning the stone. Looks like learning this will be fun.
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    For what it's worth, I always hone in my hand, even with the big 4/8k. I like the second level of control it
    gives to the hone/blade contact. With the little hones I find it even more important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roughkype View Post
    For what it's worth, I always hone in my hand, even with the big 4/8k. I like the second level of control it
    gives to the hone/blade contact. With the little hones I find it even more important.
    Small hones I always do in hand too.
    Big hones usually not but it happens.
    Whatever that seems to work best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by roughkype View Post
    For what it's worth, I always hone in my hand, even with the big 4/8k. I like the second level of control it
    gives to the hone/blade contact. With the little hones I find it even more important.
    i have never tried that but i think i may have to and see what happens , i usually sit infront of a portable tray/table so i always just lay everything flat on it ..

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