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i did not like my blue ark burnished. it was super slow. i finish my ark @ 600+ basically exhaust the 600 SiC loose grit. which i have been observing is the latest trend in ark finishing, you wont need 46 grit unless yiu have to remove saw marks or move alot of stone. i double check...
i use arks for multiple stages, again how its finished, how it is used, slurry or not, quality of specific stone....... i just shaved with razor bevel set to mid range on vintage washita, prefinished with white trans with slurry, then finished on same white white trans.
10k should give you a good shave. Chances are you are missing something in ore finish levels. IF bevel is set properly I would not re hone at 800 or 1000 grit to conserve metal. previous posts provide good advice. sharpie test will give you tons of information!!
. I like the non burnished ark edge best!!!! My blue/ surgical has slight reflectance when held at angle..... But every stone, razor and user is unique, test to see what works for you. After stone is flat it’s quick to change surfaces, burnishing takes a while.
i lapped my dans blue/black to an exhausted 600 SiC grit. im guessing 800. i did not like it burnished, no feedback and very slow. good thing since stone is very flat it only takes about 10 minutes to convert surface
a friend gave me a few sheets of lapping film from specialized.net. i previoulsly have used 3M and currently using nonlaptech films. i found that the specialized.net film feel coarser than others. the film did wear in, sort of film slurry. i compared shaves and could not tell difference...
Almond joy or mounds? Sometimes I feel like nut sometimes I dont.....
i love them both.
i got lucky and my first 2 jnats are stellar performers.but depending on source jnat can be a gamble.
i like arks also different kind of edge. Can be very slow.
arks can take and sometimes need high lap...
Dotacreek will have a distinctive smell when lapping it. Also Jonathan would often send a generous sized rubbing with stone purchase that would have primitive edges, also not engraved. Given the coarse finish this May have been a rubbing stone not primary stone. But it does look like a...
there are different names for same/similar stone. i find surgical to be black/blue. if it is truly is ultra fine class. any way if its dark black or translucent black you will have a fine stone, the big issue is how well the stone was finished, how flat and how smooth. not all stones come...
Can you please indicate/ clarify what you are using your pastes on.
And lap count
I think carrier and lap count has much to do with final edge.......
I wish I could find the article, it talked about Above districts. And mentioned closed mine of even finer Ore....
I only have 2 Eslkilstuna razors . One I think is older.... and I get a more favorable edge on it. Do you find that older Eskilstuna steel / razors are differ from newer?
i am interested in Japanese straight razor in general
i already own a few Swedish made razors
Many Japanese razors are made with Swedish steel
would i notice much difference in shave feel between Japanese Swedish steel razor, and razor made with Swedish made Swedish steel razor?