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#1
https://youtu.be/oOfRShpfWLk this is one way to use an all Arkansas stone set up post bevel set with a Fine India made by Norton

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#2

The Dude Abides
Florida
Wow, you hone while holding the stone? Interesting.


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#3
It allows me to regulate my pressure better imo .also I like the feedback both through the stone as well as the razor.cheers! -cam-

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#4
What ive learned is make sure that ur stone  is super clean..before honing. .makes a huge difference. .

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#5

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Michigan
(This post was last modified: 06-18-2015, 05:38 PM by sir_mike.)
I am just getting into trying a straight out or two but I have to say part of my fear in getting into straights is having to get a bunch of stones to hone them. I would prefer to learn how to hone and hone them myself but that is a big added cost when getting into the straights!

Maybe if I can get one stone to maintain the edge for longer, then send out once in awhile for a full hone! Just maybe! If I was going to just "maintain" a straight to keep it sharp enough to shave with it for a couple of months, what one stone should I look at?

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#6

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If I could only have one stone I'd probably grab a Norton 4k/8k. Two grits in one stone are a big help. The 8k really is good enough and can be followed by CrOx on canvas if you feel the need for better and the 4k side will let you resolve issues in the blade.

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#7

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(06-18-2015, 10:15 PM)wingdo Wrote: If I could only have one stone I'd probably grab a Norton 4k/8k. Two grits in one stone are a big help. The 8k really is good enough and can be followed by CrOx on canvas if you feel the need for better and the 4k side will let you resolve issues in the blade.

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I am leary of the Norton 4k/8k as I am recently hearing that they are having issues with them. I guess they are not being made where they once were and the quality isnt as expected lately or since some other place has been making them! Not 100 percent sure on all the details but that is what I am hearing from a longtime honing/sharpening guru!
#8

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Florida
(06-18-2015, 10:18 PM)sir_mike Wrote:
(06-18-2015, 10:15 PM)wingdo Wrote: If I could only have one stone I'd probably grab a Norton 4k/8k. Two grits in one stone are a big help. The 8k really is good enough and can be followed by CrOx on canvas if you feel the need for better and the 4k side will let you resolve issues in the blade.

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I am leary of the Norton 4k/8k as I am recently hearing that they are having issues with them. I guess they are not being made where they once were and the quality isnt as expected lately or since some other place has been making them! Not 100 percent sure on all the details but that is what I am hearing from a longtime honing/sharpening guru!

Well that's a bit of a bummer as it's one of the great bargains out there. You could try a couple smaller straight dealers that carry them and ask them how old their stones are. Mine is about a year old and has zero issues.


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(06-18-2015, 10:53 PM)wingdo Wrote:
(06-18-2015, 10:18 PM)sir_mike Wrote:
(06-18-2015, 10:15 PM)wingdo Wrote: If I could only have one stone I'd probably grab a Norton 4k/8k.  Two grits in one stone are a big help.   The 8k really is good enough and can be followed by CrOx on canvas if you feel the need for better and the 4k side will let you resolve issues in the blade.

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I am leary of the Norton 4k/8k as I am recently hearing that they are having issues with them.  I guess they are not being made where they once were and the quality isnt as expected lately or since some other place has been making them!  Not 100 percent sure on all the details but that is what I am hearing from a longtime honing/sharpening guru!

Well that's a bit of a bummer as it's one of the great bargains out there.  You could try a couple smaller straight dealers that carry them and ask them how  old their stones are.  Mine is about a year old and has zero issues.


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Yeah, not sure how long it goes back but it was about when they changed manufacturing to its current place that they are not quite the same.  I also understand that this is only the combo's and the single stones in those grits are still produced at the same place they have been so no issues with them!
#10

The Dude Abides
Florida
Well if that's true start with the 8k. It's a nice starting point IMO. You'll need a flattening stone as well but those are cheap.


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