jimmyman said:so it would not work then??
jimmyman said:so a Naniwa ss 1k and 5k then i go just water on the yellow side and strop gives me a ok ish edge but it still seems to tug a little it maybe my techneque at the mo
but i just was looking at a finishing stone like the shapton
Ah this is what I've been missing for the last month :w00t:BeBerlin said:Only if you replace the Shapton with a shapti and the strop with a strappi. Honest.
An alternative approach would be to use the 1k Shapton and one of the Coticule honing methods described in the
He's spot on. Most likely, your edge off the 5K is not ready for finishing on the Coticule with water only. But there's also a possibility that you haven't done enough work on the 5K.tat2Ralfy said:Thats cool Jimmy, try using a very thin slurry on the coticule and diluting it down as you go, then finish on water, 5K to Coti/water is a bit of a big step, hht will look good, but alas this is caused by the rather rough edge that you still have.
Gotta you say!! Mmmm I do love a Gotta, the 120 superfine I have is one of the smoothest shavers in my rotation.
If all else fails, send the old girl to me and I will return her to you, Coticule Honed for your enjoyment old bean :thumbup:
Your problem is that you mix up synthetic hones and natural hones. Synthetic hones have an exact number that correlates with their particle size. That allows the user to put them in the correct working order. At least, when he stays within the same brand, but that's a story for another time. Natural hones don't have a grit number. That makes it difficult to put them in a progression. With Coticules and BBWs, the thickness of the slurry is directly connected to how sharp your edge will become and to how efficient it cuts (in a reverse relation with the sharpness limit). Therefor, you can't put them in your progression without being able to know exactly how thick or thin you can make the slurry. Make it to thick and you will be working backwards. Make it too thin, and the whetstone will be too inefficient to catch on with the previous synthetic hone.jimmyman said:what about from the 5k naniwa going to the bbw then the yellow side with slight slurry?