I've honed on my coti nu 3 at least 60 times on differant or the same razor using dliucot method . I have honed up my kropp which i will use in carousel and my racoon german razor i have honed these two with the same methhod in the past thew weeks as they are my experimental razors along with a couple more. I have found that they all shave no problem pass hht realy well this is with out paste btw.The shave of the kropp is very smooth just like my john clarks and son which bart has shaved with. My racoon has a differant feel as in not quite as smooth feeling. i have rehoned so many times even on differant coti and the shave was exactly the same great shave just not as buttery as my kropp. So i wonder why this is ? is because the steal just varys from razor to razor? or is it my honing? I have repeated so many tomes on racoon but the razor never seems quite as smooth as my kropp its got to be the steel? Its not rough its just not on parr with some of my other razors. My mate tim i'm sure he said he has a kropp and it was one of the best shavers he has i'm sure he will coment.Has any one else experianced this and is it due to differant grains of steal?