I'm curious because I have a razor that I think needs refreshing (which is odd, because its one I bought new, but that's another story) and am leery of getting a barbers hone from eBay. Curious to see if there's a consensus among those who don't use barbers hones. Edited to add: for any given choice, please give a brief account of your routine. Nothing fancy (unless the routine is fancy! ) just short and sweet. For example: Thanks!