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Honing stone angles

Dear Daniel, My question is…

I recently bought a carbon steel cut throat razor. I was just getting used to using it and getting a great shave.

However, I decided it must need sharpening and bought a honing stone. I wished I hadn't bothered.

It has been blunt ever since. I was told to hold the razor at a 45 degree angle when using the honing stone.

What have I done wrong?

Any advice would be gratefully received and I thank you.

Daniel Rouah Answers

It took me years to master how to do it, you can't do anything about it unless you send it away, I can give you a contact if you wish.

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