Share your shave of the day for Sunday!

  • PorkButtsNTaters666
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    4
    ·
    1 month ago

    Sunday, June 9, 2024: Megalodon Sunday


    I put my razors back on the (synthetic) stones, and this time I seem to have gotten it right – even the Koraat, for which I was most unsure.

    Have a good Sunday!

    ~Shared via emacs & sotd.el~

    • gcgallant
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      3
      ·
      1 month ago

      The Koraat steel is high hardness and takes a bit longer to take an edge. But, the steel can support a very refined edge.

      • PorkButtsNTaters666
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        3
        ·
        edit-2
        1 month ago

        My principal issue is the smile - I much prefer honing straight straight razor, and I find it so much more complicated.

        Edit: Thank you for your last video, which was not only very instructive, but contained also glamour shots of your TI.

        • gcgallant
          link
          fedilink
          arrow-up
          2
          ·
          1 month ago

          Since most knives are curved, knife sharpeners thinking nothing about it. But, it does take a while to become comfortable with curvy shapes. I did a video on honing a smiling razor, but I don’t think it was very informative. My Koraat 7/8 has a good smile to it, but it was honed in November and that damn steel never gives up an edge ;-). I’ll do another smiling edge video if I get a good example. Perhaps @whosgotthepudding can help me find one.

          Thank you for watching the video. I hope there was something useful in there for you. The abalone scales on the TI are much more interesting IRL because they change as the light moves. The 7/8 full hollow from TI is excellent. My other TIs are 6/8. I noticed the difference immediately.

          • PorkButtsNTaters666
            link
            fedilink
            arrow-up
            3
            ·
            1 month ago

            I’m at the stage where I dislike honing smiling razors, but I feel I’m not doing to bad (also thanks to you and your videos!)

            Your videos are always helpful, and I like your “rambling” style – because some things simply cannot be shown while doing (for instance, where you put what kind of pressure). Carry on with your good work!