One of the straight razors I honed today was rather unique, a Baxter of California limited edition release, made by Hart Steel. I don’t usually tape spines, but did so on this one, because of the blued steel.
I was honing and honing, and 20 minutes later I still didn’t have what I considered to be a shave ready edge. So I Googled the razor… aha, they tempered the steel to 63 Rockwell hardness (HRC). A few minutes later, the edge finally came around, and I was able to shave test it. It was finished on an Ozuku Misu Asagi Lv 5++ JNat whetstone. Shaved really well, and it should hold the edge for quite some time.