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    Washita Thread. Show off, discuss, etc.

    It has a very small chip on one corner. That aside, the SG from measurements is 2.06. I think that's what you were wanting. It appears that lines up pretty well with your numbers stated previously. My other Washita's come out as such: Norton LWW 2.15 It is finer than my soft, newer too...
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    Washita Thread. Show off, discuss, etc.

    The oldest LWW I have has this for the end label.
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    Edge Chipping

    @duke762, So are you saying the GD edge is unrecoverable from here? If so, it's just a GD. I can certainly relate to your background and I understand your explanation about the score marks being places for the edge to fail on. Another question regarding refreshing only. I have two "good"...
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    Edge Chipping

    Thanks for the write up guys. I will probably go to a Washita from here. Can I expect all of the chipping to be gone then or will it progressively go away in a couple of stones? That's good news to hear about the Arkansas edges being so good in experienced hands. Hopefully I can work my way...
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    Edge Chipping

    Thank you. I seem to remember you talked about most anyone can can good razor edges with Arkansas stones but it takes practice to get amazing edges. Any tips?
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    Edge Chipping

    Hopefully you can see it from the picture. Chris
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    Edge Chipping

    I am 3 months into straight razor shaving and I am trying to learn to hone them on stones. I have an array of Arkansas stones, several in each grade that I have used for years on knives. Most are Norton stones that are in great shape. They are clean, flat and dressed. I am trying to learn on...
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    What inspired you to shave with a straight razor?

    This site and its forums inspired me to start. I found this site because I love Arkansas stones and I was directed to the Hones and Honing forum many times when I was Googling for stones. I kept visiting and reading about the SR shaving until I couldn't stand it anymore. I have not posted a...
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    Shaving Across the Neck?

    I appreciate all of the replies! I'm getting more proficient it seems with each shave. Now if I could only get great shaves on the chin without razor burn. I'll get there...angle and light pressure. Chris
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    Shaving Across the Neck?

    Guys, I really appreciate the replies. I tried the shoulder to chin suggestion on tonight's shave and that works much better! It's nice to find some seasoned guys who are willing to help a new guy out. Brad Sears mentioned that some roughness may still remain after the shave but it seems to...
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    Shaving Across the Neck?

    I decided to take up straight razor shaving a few weeks ago when the pandemic forced me to start working from home. What better time to learn while you don't have to go into the office with the bad shaves and cuts! While it definitely has a learning curve, I have been enjoying the new way to...
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    Arkansas Translucent/Surgical Black

    Gamma, I am a little surprised that you would choose Dan's translucent over his black. Dan states his black is finer than his translucent but maybe your choice is based on something else. Can you elaborate on this? Chris
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    Arkansas Translucent/Surgical Black

    So that's what is wrong. I have been doing it backwards!
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    New arkansas stone VS "older" stone-rambling/thoughts

    The blue translucent looks black as night in the photo. I will have to echo Biglo13, more pictures and grab the flashlight. These are nice stones, congrats! Chris
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    Smith's Ark in wood box

    The 8" "hard" stone is definitely not what I was hoping it would be. It certainly does not appear to be a translucent stone and, in my opinion, is not worth the asking price by far. The "hard black" may be a black translucent, however it is hard to tell. Upon further inspection, the black may...
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