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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    For beginners, I would recommend the Naniwa Super stones. They can be purchased as a kit, with the proper hones. Like 1000,5000,8000, and12000.

    Look online ..Imperial shave Medina Ohio. That's our SRP store. Look under " sharpening center" in the menu. Its a lot cheaper than buying them individually. Again...you'll need a lapping stone, and a holder for the hones.
    Definitely learn as much as possible, before you try honing.

    Its not something easily learned over night.

    Its also a bit of an initial investment, buying hones. But if your serious about it, they are a must have, thing.

    I also recommend a 40X loupe, as well.

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    Trubino10... did you get anywhere on this? I live in Dormont and would love to attend class if you've gotten anything together. I've been in touch with someone who is out in Peters, but we haven't set up a meet yet. Maybe you can join us? I'm thinking about taking a ride to get a Norton 4k/8k this afternoon. This post reads like my past few weeks... had one professionally honed, bought two more: an H. Boker and a Wade and Butcher at an antique store. I want to practice on the two I bought so I can get to a point that I'm comfortable honing the dubl duck that was given to me. I sent it off to someone, got it back, shaved with it and loved it. But I dulled it pretty quickly and I'd rather learn to do it myself than send it off over and over again. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARP View Post
    Trubino10... did you get anywhere on this? I live in Dormont and would love to attend class if you've gotten anything together. I've been in touch with someone who is out in Peters, but we haven't set up a meet yet. Maybe you can join us? I'm thinking about taking a ride to get a Norton 4k/8k this afternoon. This post reads like my past few weeks... had one professionally honed, bought two more: an H. Boker and a Wade and Butcher at an antique store. I want to practice on the two I bought so I can get to a point that I'm comfortable honing the dubl duck that was given to me. I sent it off to someone, got it back, shaved with it and loved it. But I dulled it pretty quickly and I'd rather learn to do it myself than send it off over and over again. Thanks!
    Thank you for your reply! Yes I have gotten somewhere but I would love to meet! I bough a set of Nortons (1k, 4/8 k, and I have a really nice barber hone). Unfortunately, I am off at school, but should be home from the end of Nov to the beginning of January. Perhaps we can meet then. PM me for contact information
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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    For beginners, I would recommend the Naniwa Super stones. They can be purchased as a kit, with the proper hones. Like 1000,5000,8000, and12000.

    Look online ..Imperial shave Medina Ohio. That's our SRP store. Look under " sharpening center" in the menu. Its a lot cheaper than buying them individually. Again...you'll need a lapping stone, and a holder for the hones.
    Definitely learn as much as possible, before you try honing.

    Its not something easily learned over night.

    Its also a bit of an initial investment, buying hones. But if your serious about it, they are a must have, thing.

    I also recommend a 40X loupe, as well.

    Much to be learned, young Jedi.! Only long hours and training, will strengthen the force you so desire.
    You mentioned a loupe and I ended up getting one. However, I am not sure what I'm supposed to be looking for! How can I tell when it is sharp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trubino10 View Post
    You mentioned a loupe and I ended up getting one. However, I am not sure what I'm supposed to be looking for! How can I tell when it is sharp?

    You want to look at the edge from about 90, under good lighting. What your looking for, is that the scratches from the hone are even, across the apex of the bevel.

    There's probably tons of videos on YouTube, about the use of loupes, and magnification, with razor honing.
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