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Morten Baekgaard (mollzo-dk)
From: Denmark
Posts: 27
Hello everyone.

My name is Morten, and I'm 26 years old.
I started shaving with a DE a year ago, and I have enjoyed every minute of it! I will never use a cartridge razor again!

But, like so many others before me, the straight razor itch has been evident for months now... during the summer I caved in and bought strops and some razors, a few is shave ready, others are in need of restoration...

And now it's time to buy the hones to really get things going! Having read ton of threads on synthetic stones as well as coticules (not so much Jnats as I feel the prices are too high... I'm a student with no job if you were wondering :-/ ) I have come to the conclusion that a DMT 600/1200 bevel-setter and a coti will be my first step into HAD... ;)


I hope to learn a great deal from the many experienced gentlemen on the forum!

Thanks for having me,
- Morten
Nothing is black or white.
2011-10-05 19:51
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Matt
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From: Poland
Posts: 1047
iconmollzo-dk:
I have come to the conclusion that a DMT 600/1200 bevel-setter and a coti will be my first step into HAD... ;)


You're most welcome.

However, you can go by without any disorders, with just the setup you mentioned and patience... this may be your last step. :thumbup:

cheers,
Matt
"Very interesting indeed :) I did something similar with cheese a while ago" - Dr Ralfson
2011-10-05 20:03
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Dr Ralfson Bwhahaha (tat2Ralfy)
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Posts: 3610
Hello Morten and welcome to Coticule.be :thumbup:

I am sure that you will find all the help you could ever wish for, on your straight razor journey here, the combination stone and Coticule are all I have ever needed myself :)

Please be sure to use the search feature and check out our FAQ section

Best regards
Ralfson (Dr)
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2011-10-05 20:05
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
Associate
From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
Welcome Morten!

I second Matt. No need for acquisition disorders on Coticule.be. :) The DMT / Coticule tandem has been my choice of hens for years. I eventually replaced the DMT for another natural stone.

Kind regards,
Bart.
Then the light shone, trumpets sounded and I got to the other side, where men shave with smiles on their faces, razors pop hairs, and a continuous choir singing «~~Keen and Smooth~~» is heard everywhere. (Matt)
2011-10-05 20:21
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Wim Decraene (decraew)
Insider +1
From: Belgium
Posts: 447
Hi Morten, welcome.
I just wanted to let you know there's cheaper alternatives for DMTs ie unbranded diamond hones.
They come up on ebay from time to time.
2011-10-05 20:25
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Morten Baekgaard (mollzo-dk)
From: Denmark
Posts: 27
Thanks alot guys!

See, I'm already learning!! :)

@Bart: Which natural hones will take moderate chips and uneven honewear out of a straight razor Bart??

Are we talking BBW side? Or something completely different than Belgian stones?

Regards,
Morten
Nothing is black or white.
2011-10-05 21:59
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Bart Torfs (Bart)
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From: Belgium
Posts: 5001
iconmollzo-dk:


@Bart: Which natural hones will take moderate chips and uneven honewear out of a straight razor Bart??


http://www.coticule.be/the-cafeteria/topic/1934.html

Cheers,
Bart.
Then the light shone, trumpets sounded and I got to the other side, where men shave with smiles on their faces, razors pop hairs, and a continuous choir singing «~~Keen and Smooth~~» is heard everywhere. (Matt)
2011-10-05 22:10
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Torben Pedersen (torbenbp)
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From: Denmark
Posts: 1024
Hej Morten

Så er jeg ikke længere den eneste Dansker her!

Welcome from me too,great to have you here.

You can easily live without a DMT...wetpaper on a plain surface works quite well or some cheapo diamond plates from Lidl (they are on sale now and then,some 40-50,- Dkr. for a set of three).

And with some patience,you can set a bevel with a coticule.

Regards
Torbs (Torben)
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Torben Pedersen
Moellevaenget 15 2th
7900 Nykoebing Mors
Denmark
"If it works dont break it..?"
2011-10-06 08:21
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Pieter Ketelings (Pithor)
From: Finland
Posts: 89
Hey Morten,

As everything has been pretty much said about various syndromes, I'll just confine myself to welcoming you heartily.

And by saying that I set bevels with my La Veinette coticule from scratch, i.e. no bevel. Maybe takes a bit longer than other coarser grits, but as I don't have any experience with this or any kind of other stone, I really don't care.

Serious chipping I take out with a 'coarse-slightly less coarse' sharpening stone of undetermined grit which I got locally for €4,50. It's not pretty, but neither are the edges exposed to them, and it does the job.

Although with Emmanuel's great offer to provide any takers with aforementioned 'Cretan hone' for an insanely attractive price, I'm considering getting one so I can spare my yellow coticule side as much as I can. Even though it's nearly one centimeter thick. I'm just considering trying out something else, I know I would manage very well without it.

Anyway, welcome, sorry for yapping on and on, may this place be a source of great info for you.


Pieter
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Put on the Sunday roast!
2011-10-06 11:03