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    Default Are You A Real Man? Do You Think You Can Hone? Shave Off Of Your 1k Hone

    This should have been a long time ago...

    It's time for a dare. What the heck, let's make it a double dog dare, so now you have to do itů

    I dare you to set the bevel on a 1k hone and then just strop it and shave with it. Please report back here with your results. You just might be surprised!
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    You would post this 10 minutes after I've shaved. Welp...

    Done it before. But it's been a while and surely I've gotten better at this game since. I'm game to do it again. In fact I'll do it twice, since I have a Shapton 1K inbound. It'll just have to wait a day or two for my beard to grow back in.

    But I suppose I can pick a razor to drag across the old Norton and get one prepped tonight.

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    I did do this once before. Very early on in my honing Glen told me to help learn when the bevel is actually set to do this. I set my bevel, or so I thought, test and back to the hone, and test and back to the hone and then shaved. It was not a smooth shave, but it did shave with limited effort, once I had the bevel correct. Now that I have been honing for a while, I think I will accept this challenge and get back to you tomorrow. I am most curious if I can get a more smooth shave from the 1K than my memory of that first experience.
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    Did a WTG with a 1k about a month ago. It wasn't as bad as I expected, but I definitely had some burn afterwards.
    It definitely reinforces the idea of shave the lather, not the skin.
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    It was done a few times in the past

    Here is the last one I remember

    Beginners, The 1k shave . . .
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    Yeah, I did not mean for my first post to imply that it had not been done before. I felt that it was long overdue to do it again.
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    Quit yer cryin' or I'll give you something to cry about. Now, get out that 1k.

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    in my limited honing experience, relating to another thread,, this is how I get a good test on a bevel set if I can shave off of a 1k then its set. but I haven't don't it often cause I don't have any razors that need a bevel set,, their done and they stay that way, so a 12k is all I get to use anymore or I just mail it out but the 1k challenge is accepted again if I can find a razor to do it to Hi Ron Tc
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    Do it matter what we strop it on?
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