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    Default Dusted off the the naniwa 12k

    Hey guys been awhile since I posted.. re visited the 12 k naniwa today after trying many different styles of stones over the past years, I forgot how lovely the 12 k is as a finishing stone or a in between stone before I goto a suehiro 20k..My bevel is set by chosera 1k, then chosera 3k then suehiro pro 5 k.then to the 12 k ..the naniwa is easy to use for the new guys out there and you will get nice results

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    It's true, APC. It's true! Seems you have been absent?
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    Welcome back! For the last couple of years, I've been using the Naniwa 12k as the
    "gateway" stone to every other finisher I've tried. It's a benchmark: consistent and
    repeatable.
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    I also jump from the SS12K to the 20K. Really enjoy the edge this gives. I have been experimenting with chromium oxide and iron oxide on a paddle strop to see how it affects the feel. Not enough shaves/razors to draw a conclusion but it appears that it softens/mellows the razor a bit.
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    Yes, a bit of that goes great even after a 12k edge at times.
    Works wonders when it does!

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    This is all good to hear. I have a Naniwa SS 12k being delivered today. It's my 1st finisher - I've been using lapping film so far down to 1 micron.

    Should be a fun weekend.
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    I've been using lapping film so far down to 1 micron.
    How did you like the lapping film for razors? I DLF for knives but have not tried it on razors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robini View Post
    How did you like the lapping film for razors? I DLF for knives but have not tried it on razors.
    IME 1um film followed by a few light laps of 1um film over damp paper gives an edge nearly identical to a 12k Naniwa.

    The stone is a lot less futsy.
    See my razors at bluesmanblades.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrHouston View Post
    This is all good to hear. I have a Naniwa SS 12k being delivered today. It's my 1st finisher - I've been using lapping film so far down to 1 micron.

    Should be a fun weekend.
    Light strokes on the 12k, this a great stone and I think you will enjoy it very much.
    Nothing is fool proof, to a sufficiently talented fool...

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    Add some dishwashing soap on the very last strokes.. it will make a difference
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