What so you mostly use to hone now

Discussion in 'Hones/Honing' started by Kentos, Jan 19, 2013.

Choose only one

  1. Norton

  2. Naniwa

  3. Shapton

  4. Chosera

  5. Other synthetic

  6. Japanese Naturals

  7. Coticule

  8. Thuri

  9. Arkie

  10. Slates

  11. Other natural

  12. Lapping Film

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  1. Kentos

    Kentos Moderator Emeritus

    So what do you use most now?
    Assume the bevel doesn't need resetting.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  2. rockviper

    rockviper Moderator Contributor

    Barber's hone would go under "other synthetic", yes?
  3. Mostly?
    I'm happiest with the edge from my Coti, but I have not had to use it since July.
  4. Kentos

    Kentos Moderator Emeritus

    I think so ;).

    I am thinking this would be good for aspiring honers to get a feel for what people use.
  5. Kentos

    Kentos Moderator Emeritus

    I also realize there is a "rock du jour"...but leaving this open indefinitely might keep things honest.
  6. Coticule for everything after the bevel. I love the edges and they are great to just look at.

  7. A very helpful thread for those of us about to take the (next) plunge. Thanks!
  8. I just sold my Norton 4/8, so I'm a full-time Coticuler now. :thumbup1:
  9. Shapton ceramic pros ( not glass)
  10. Wid


    After bevel set I use a coticule most times. If it's a wedge I go with lapping films, they're faster and put a nice edge on the razor. Sometimes I still finish off with a coticule afterwards.
  11. JNATs of course
  12. Kentos

    Kentos Moderator Emeritus

    You know I never hear about the Shapton glass anymore. I wonder if they are still popular on other forums?
  13. I'm a JNAT junkie.
  14. I like the coticule!
  15. Jnat/Jtape
  16. See above, "Rock du jour"

    Looks like WCS has discontinued the line... They still offer a 3k for $72. It was in their clearance section for months, but that's the only grit left.
    I was looking at them on SRD last June and stock was very spotty, but it was the cost that kept me away from them.

    I think people realized that a pasted paddle or balsa block is just as effective as a $300 Shapton and there's simply no point in going higher than the 15k range on the hones. Heck, people get decent shaves off of 8k stones every day.
  17. Legion

    Legion Moderator Emeritus

    Koticule kid.
  18. BBW and Coticule
  19. Love my Shaptons. I won't make blanket statements for other synthetics that I haven't used but I get very effective and quick results from them.
  20. Coticule and barber hones.

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