I’ve been working my way through these famous natural finishers. I’ve spent the last two weeks with this beautiful Thüringian. Another exceptional stone. Sharp and smooth. The face feel has a lot in common with the JNat. Always a very comfortable shave and post shave with this one. The edge is quite forgiving and the sharpest edges are coming off plain water. Honing on it is an absolute joy. The stone feels like silk under the blade. It’s mesmerising. You don’t want to stop. I’m finding the results much more consistent and repeatable than the Jnat which is capable of giving a wide variety of edges depending on how it’s used. Always good but always a little different.Send out some razors and try out these different natural edges
Arkansas, coticule, jnat, and thuringians (escher a popular but expensive brand). See which edge you like most. Just know finding a natural stones vary so you will still have to hunt for that nice stone
I started out looking for my favourite natural but so far I’ve liked every one I’ve tried. In my book each one has been a keeper. I don’t think I will ever go back to a synthetic finisher. I feel like I’ve found enlightenment and have finally reached shaving Nirvana. The perfect shave and a special connection with the equipment.
The Coti is waiting in the wings. It may have to wait a while as I’m having so much fun with the Thuri.