So I’ve had a Naniwa 8k Super Stone for quite some time and I felt the need to setup a personal trial experiment. I wanted to go from the 8k right to linen and leather without compounds and give it a go over a months worth of shaving. When done shaving I just give the razor a several edge leading followed by a few spine leading strokes treating it more like a barber’s hone. I’m really impressed with the shaves. Plenty sharp but still forgiving. I just have to make sure my lather is on point. Otherwise it’s been interesting to see where this is going.