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The Secret To Creating The Perfect Straight Razor 2 years 4 months ago #3268

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The Secret To Creating The Perfect Straight Razor Edge

This is a video one of my customers did using the nanocloth that I thought I'd share here.




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Re: The Secret To Creating The Perfect Straight Razor 2 years 4 months ago #3271

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Hi Ken!
Yes, I am still among the living!
By the jumping Harry my friend, that nano-cloth is something else again. Where do I get a hold of this stuff? What kind of pricing is it at various nano grits? How does one mount the cloth on the glass sheets?
This is an amazing video and the results are mind blowing! So for the rapid fire questions, but this stuff has a high WOW factor in my mind.
Later Ken!

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Re: The Secret To Creating The Perfect Straight Razor 2 years 3 months ago #3272

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Well... that's just insane!
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Re: The Secret To Creating The Perfect Straight Razor 2 years 3 months ago #3279

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Clay
Are you going to be stocking nano-cloth? Do you have an idea of the price of this material...ball-park figure is good!
I think Ken has really hit on something here that will soon be in the arsenal of many sharpening enthusiasts. I am dying to try it since I am a stropping freak! LOL!
Good to see you back in the harness mate!

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Re: The Secret To Creating The Perfect Straight Razor 2 years 3 months ago #3281

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Well it is a bit insane - but I say that in a good way! And of course the 0.025 micron is twice as fine! Sharpening insanity is a specialty around here.

I know Clay is a very busy guy, but he has some nanocloth for the WE and is going to do some testing with compounds as fine as the 0.025 and as coarse as he wants to go (I have CBN up to 80 microns :) , so I'm anxious to know how this project works out. If anything, I'm becoming more impressed with how much difference it is making at coarser grits. Finer grits - well it's a no brainer at this point :)

Clay is working on an order but if you just can't wait, just send me a message and I'll get you going in the mean time.

I'm also going to go to BLADE in Atlanta so hopefully I'll see some of you guys at the show in the WE booth!

Leo, the nanocloth itself has as close to no effect at all - so when you put the compound on it the effect is a PURE compound effect - no effect from the nanocloth so no scratches from the substrate like you see with balsa or leather, with the exception to date being the kangaroo leather. At this point the race is between the nanocloth and the 'roo - both (IMO) giving exceptionl results.

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Re: The Secret To Creating The Perfect Straight Razor 2 years 3 months ago #3284

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Thanks for getting back to me Ken! I now have a clearer idea of how to use the nano-cloth, I think...you use compound/spray on it as one might on a leather strop or balsa. Forgive my ignorance...I am going to get more deeply into this soon; I am getting way behind in what appears to be some important sharpening advances...the video slapped me upside the face so to speak. I will PM you shortly Ken.

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Re: The Secret To Creating The Perfect Straight Razor 2 years 3 months ago #3285

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Thanks for posting this ken! I remember when Clay did the side by side comparison of the nano cloth to the kangaroo leather on his 500x microscope and they were almost identical. I am considering going w/ dan's homebrew lapping film down to 1 micron and then going w/ kangaroo leather (thinking it is probably more durable).
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Re: The Secret To Creating The Perfect Straight Razor 2 years 3 months ago #3286

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Leo, looking forward to a chat especially about nanocloth strops!

Razor edge knives, I am just coming out with diamond lapping film over glass for the WE - more durable and an abrasive that will cut through more abrasion resista'nt steels - FYI. Let me know if you want more details - films going from 165 microns down to 0.1 microns. Lets chat and consider the alternatives I have available.

The nanocloth will also easily span the 1 micron or coarser range too.

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Re: The Secret To Creating The Perfect Straight Razor 2 years 3 months ago #3287

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Thanks Ken! I just got my paddles/kangroo strop combo in from you today... can't wait to try it out! Yeah, I would definitely like to talk more about that... give me a call 864-810-0656.
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Re: The Secret To Creating The Perfect Straight Razor 2 years 3 months ago #3289

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Waiting axiously for my nanocloth and roo paddles :). I do not have a video camera, but I will definitely post the results here!
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