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Re-iterating, I usually think armatures should try what they have first. But not sure about 30k for bevel setting, just based on my reading this forum. Are pro does not have time to mess-around with slow equipment.
I was thinking of trimming off some of the ones in the center (they are way longer than the ones on the side), but forum people said I would not be happy if I did that. I may trim them yet.
I am sure I will adapt, but still find the natural bristles easier to deal with.
I will almost always suggest trying to make do with what one has, at least initially and within reason.
From the above posting, it seems that the Norton 4/8k is out of fashion these days. It was recommended often in the past on forums, I expect it would work for you.
I have not used films...
I sympathize. It took me a while to learn. Sending razors out for sharpening did not help my situation.
I do think my stropping improved over time. If you do not give up, I suspect that you will succeed.
It would seem synthetic bristles would not be harmed by leaving soap in the brush for the next day.
I have been rinsing, but perhaps that is wasteful.
One person recommended rinsing, does anyone else have an opinion? I face lather with a stick, if that matters.
How long does it take to get accustomed to a synthetic brush?
My wonderful wife ordered something called big bruce, an it is sort of rounded. Packing did not refer to big bruce. Would not flat be better? Few bristles contact my face.
So far I prefer naturals. Should one trim the bristles...
I hit my dull razor on a pair of Spyderco fine triangle rods, 12 laps. I put oil on the rods. The first shave was not good. Second shave was not good.
The third shave was a-ok.
For those that do not know, Sharpmaker has a holder that presents the rods like a narrow bench hone. I used...
I have used spyderco triangle rods on a razor. I don't recall how that worked out. I remember which razor, but I don't remember if it was the final stone used.
I have a razor that needs honing, perhaps I should take one for the team and try the spyderco triangle rods and report back.