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  1. JaNorton Shave #4

    by , 01-09-2012 at 01:01 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxi View Post
    It went well. Dovo 5/8. I did two passes. Before the first pass, i did about 60 on webbing, 100 on leather. Between passes I did another 30 on leather.

    The shave was pretty good. I had noticed on the final strokes of the last shave that it was just minutely scratchy, which led me to up my stropping count for this one. I felt fine with the razors edge throughout the shave.

    I'll be back in the city with my hones and strops in a couple days, so I'll start tweaking the other
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  2. The Famous/Infamous Norton 4/8 "JaNorton 2012"

    by , 01-09-2012 at 12:59 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxi View Post
    JaNorton Shave #3 went very well. Dovo Best again (I didn't bring the WB to the cottage, b/c I would have needed to bring the stone too...)

    Anyway. Nice and smooth, two passes. No discomfort or irritation.
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  3. The Famous/Infamous Norton 4/8 "JaNorton 2012"

    by , 01-09-2012 at 12:58 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxi View Post
    I'm lovin' this. I'm having loads of fun already. Being at the cottage, and not having my hones, I'm concentrating on stropping variations and pressure. What I do know though, is that at 4pm today that 2 pass shave with the Dovo Best from yesterday was still soft and lovely. I shaved again anyway though...just cause I wanted to darnit!
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  4. JaNorton Shave #2

    by , 01-09-2012 at 12:56 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxi View Post
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    This is my second JaNorton Shave. I'm up at the cottage, and I pare down my stuff when I come up here.

    Razor: Dovo Best Quality, 5/8 Round Point
    Brush: Omega Boar
    Cream: Palmolive Cream
    Strop: Homemade traveller, compiled from cut down SRD webbing and a piece of Bridle from Larry A's PIF thread a while back.
    A/S: None, I'm at the cottage.

    Two pass shave, from a lovely razor honed off the Norton 4/8.
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  5. The Famous/Infamous Norton 4/8 "JaNorton 2012"

    by , 01-09-2012 at 12:53 AM
    The first shave:


    Quote Originally Posted by Maxi View Post
    I shave tested both the WB and the Dovo tonight.

    My results are: The Dovo is winning.


    It was smooth, comfortable, and irritation free. It really was great.....I was completely happy with this shave. I was actually thinking while I was using it "Man, why don't I do 8k's more often, I like this...."

    The WB had a bit of pulling and tugging. I'll go back and tweak it a tad, and see what I come up with.
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