Umm... I'm probably not expert enough to answer this q. and may use the words differently, but...Does yours create a slurry the longer you hone with it?
Yeah its apples and oranges I guess.Umm... I'm probably not expert enough to answer this q. and may use the words differently, but...
The slurry in the picture is just a shot I took a few weeks back for instagram to show that translucent arks can cut - it's swarf after using with water and soap. It's also a picture of the ura on a (very old) yanagiba. So before that the knife had been sharpened on the the other 'wide-bevel' side. Which means that a lot of metal had been in contact with the stone, which is why there's a lot of swarf. It maybe took 30 seconds to get to the picture.
Dunno if that in any way answers your q., and even if it does, possibly doesn't have much relevance to razor honing anyway (?)
Yeah I'm not sure how it'd translate to razors - I've never honed one. But the short answer is yes - it does create more slurry as you go on. But probably the most important thing I find for cutting ability is refreshing the surface slightly, which I do with a pass or two with a worn atoma. Though again - perhaps that might not be ideal for razors, as it gives an edge that still has a little 'bite' to it. Great for kitchen knives... less good (I imagine) for finishing razors.Yeah its apples and oranges I guess.
Same experience here. I had been using soapy water while honing on the counter. I’ve been moving to honing with stone in hand (mine is 8”x2”x1/2”) and for that I prefer 3-in-1 oil. Soapy water tends to dump off the stone pretty quickly, but a little bit of oil will make things slick and doesn’t drip off the edges of the stone. I just scrub with soapy water when I done after using oil.I just wash it off with dish soap. There is very little absorption with a hard ark so it’s very easy to flip from oil back to water if I want to.
Before I started buying it by the gallon, I would spray it from the aerosol can into a plastic squeeze bottle so I could use it by the drop. A little goes a long way on a Black/Trans Ark.How do u use wd40, drops or just wd?