Agreed. I do appreciate anyone sharing his personal experience, it gives me another opportunity to try something or pay attention to something I didn't before. For example how much work it will take to prep my stone and how it may feel using it. That's a piece of information that I value up front, but it just happens not to be something that is not going to affect my next step.Glad you found what you want. I meant to offense or ill intent. I also respect the hell out of Keith, I am an a big fan and his videos have taught me a lot. Especially the stuff about staying off message boards for advice. I could have swore your OP was phrased as a question, that’s why I gave my honest opinion. That’s all i it was, my opinion based off my hands on experience. “With all due respect”.
At the end of the day, the only good advice is exactly as Keith would say. Buy the darn stone and evaluate it yourself, with your hand, and judge the stone by its own merits. Don’t forget his most important advice, he says it just about every video. Quit asking people for advice on message boards or Facebook. Especially if you’re going to bark back when they are answering a question you asked.
My question was how to find a reliable source, for myself and not by something that's fake. What to keep in mind in order to try and avoid learning the hard way. No one but me can do it for me. So my own question was formed wrong in the first place.
I'm here to get a nudge in the right direction while trying to learn how to use a straight razor and how to make it shave how I want it, using a natural stone. I did.
I'm not here to argue, or to be a general pain in the backside. I am not trying to be dissrespectful to other people or their opinions. But my experience so far is, that I can't follow everyone's advice. And not everyone will give detailed enough advice, because they will think differently than I do and some things for them might be straightforward, while very hazy for me. I know everyone means well and I do too. It's just how I am, afraid of the unknown and a very slow learner.