Hello from new guy

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Data
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Hello from new guy

Post by Data » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:47 pm

Hello folks,

I just joined this forum and this is my 1st post. Although new to this group I have been straight razor shaving and honing for many years. I like any razor with a proper edge from 3/8 - 7/8. I've never had a 8/8 but I'm sure they are fine too. I do prefer full and extra full hollow. I hone on Coticules, Jnats and film. My finishing strop is usually a Kanayama but I use several strops in progression before and after. I've never found much use for pastes since I like to hone so much. Most razors touch a finishing stone at least every 4 shaves. I guess I just like fresh steel.

I look forward to joining in the conversation.

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Re: Hello from new guy

Post by drmoss_ca » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:25 pm

Welcome to SMF!

I'm glad you have a taste for 3/8 blades if you hone every four shaves! :twisted:

Chris
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Re: Hello from new guy

Post by brothers » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:45 pm

Hi Data, and welcome to SMF.
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Re: Hello from new guy

Post by Squire » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:02 pm

Hey Data, I welcomed you on another thread but will repeat the greeting here, and to say one of my best razors ever was a 3/8. Or thereabouts, never measured it, just a guess based on comparison to my regular 5/8s.
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Re: Hello from new guy

Post by Data » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:26 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:Welcome to SMF!

I'm glad you have a taste for 3/8 blades if you hone every four shaves! :twisted:

Chris

That's funny:). Lest any new honers get the wrong idea, you could put a razor on a true finisher everyday for 10 years with no noticeable hone or edge wear. I usually use Koma then Tomo Nagura then glycerin water to polish. Then multiple linen then multiple leather and Bob's your uncle.

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Re: Hello from new guy

Post by jww » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:01 pm

Welcome Data,

Sounds like you are quite far along with things ..... hoping you'll find this forum helpful and the interaction enjoyable.
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