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Recent content by Jakebullet

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    More Vintage SR's - 2 x Cadman Bengall

    I haven’t used my Bengal near wedge for a month or so, but reading this thread inspired me to use it today. It has a sweet, smooth coticule edge and gave me a lovely shave today. It’s heavy for a little blade and has a lovely smooth almost chopping action. Different from a film edge, not as...
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    More Vintage SR's - 2 x Cadman Bengall

    Indeed. Straight razors, like girlfriends, can be extremely dangerous, even lethal if upset.
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    More Vintage SR's - 2 x Cadman Bengall

    I’ve bought 2 bengals, one a 5/8ths hollow ground for a friend and later a 5/8ths near wedge for me which I still shave with. I’ve put a lot of different edges on it from different abrasives and it’s shaved brilliantly with each one. It was also my first rescaling project. It currently has a...
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    Finding natural pieces of rock to hone on

    Me too, it’s caveman style. I got great edges from the last piece I found which really surprised me so fingers crossed for this piece.
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    Finding natural pieces of rock to hone on

    I dug out the new found stone and I’ve just gone through and started trying to lap it on a 600 grit diamond plate and was pleased to see the same inky black slurry appear, so I’m pretty sure it’s the same type of black shale. The stone is much bigger than the fragment I last used but the surface...
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    Finding natural pieces of rock to hone on

    Hi, no I haven’t been back yet but while out walking in a different river with the family a few months ago I found a bigger piece of what looks like the same black shale. On bringing it home I put it in a box and forgot about it, but you’ve just reminded me so tomorrow I’ll dig it out and lap it...
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    Making razor scales with no shop, no bench, no experience and no skills.

    Glad it helped, have a go it’s fun and rewarding.
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    My first JNAT buying and trying

    Had a nice week away with the family, so haven’t used the jnat. I took my 5/8ths Turner and my 5 x 1 inch coticule which fits nice in my bag. The day after getting home I shaved with my Friodur which I’d previously honed on the jnat and the shave was fine but not as smooth as I wanted so later...
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    Do you rinse between passes?

    I have a quick rinse between passes. I face lather. The brush full of lather sits there drying as I shave. A little wetness on the face and a quick agitation of the lather keeps it how I like it. Also my face is a little dry to the touch after each pass and the rinse helps.
  10. Jakebullet

    Do you rinse between passes?

    I have a quick rinse between passes. I face lather. The brush full of lather sits there drying as I shave. A little wetness on the face and a quick agitation of the lather keeps it how I like it. Also my face is a little dry to the touch after each pass.
  11. Jakebullet

    My first JNAT buying and trying

    I’ve found this too, that a rough first shave is quite smooth the second time around. Maybe I should shave twice with each honing to better assess it.
  12. Jakebullet

    Do You Really Need Pre-Shave .....

    Don’t think I need it but I like using it. At weekends I use Proraso green or Trumpers sandalwood skin food. Both great products with great scent and I map the beard growth as I rub it in.
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    My first JNAT buying and trying

    I’ve had the kitta stone and tomo nagura for 3wks now, I’ve probably honed on it about 10-12 times. What have I learned about it? I’ve barely scratched the surface but I’ve tried a few methods. 1 Raising a slurry then gradually diluting to clear/misty water. I’ve tried this a few times and I...
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    My first JNAT buying and trying

    That’s great what stone have you got?
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    My first JNAT buying and trying

    Thanks Sammie, I appreciate all the advice and there are quite a lot of variables bouncing around so I just have to keep experimenting, but it’s fun and I’m enjoying it. I actually think the advice you gave me was great but I just needed a little longer on the stone. This is what I’ll try tonight
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