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Straight razor 11 months 2 weeks ago #14626

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Sounds like you're on the right track! Thanks for the update!
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Straight razor 11 months 2 weeks ago #14627

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+1 to Josh. You're definitely on the right track. With enough patience you will give this razor a new life!
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Straight razor 11 months 2 weeks ago #14631

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Yes, that razor is looking really good. Thanks for the pictures. It's great fun as well, restoring old razors. Somehow the quality seems so much better than the ones they make today :)
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Straight razor 11 months 2 weeks ago #14656

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This is the final picture of this old razor. it's been honed using .3um film wet as the final honing. It's not been stropped yet, but does shave the fine hairs off the underside if my arms.

If you look close you might be able to see the pits in this blade that were at the very edge and made it look like a hacksaw blade.

I attempted to buff it some, but soon decided it was too dangerous with my buffer so this is all it gets.
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Straight razor 11 months 2 weeks ago #14659

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Tried shaving w/ it yet? How does it work? Does it pass HHT 3?

Looks good! bet you spent a loong time on that, I always do on straight razors lol
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Straight razor 11 months 2 weeks ago #14662

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I haven't yet tried the HHT, but might do it after my morning shower. My eye's have a hard time seeing these fine strands of white hair. I did run the razor across my arm held about 1/4" off the skin and knocked down some hairs.

I may try a stroke or two when I shave, but I'm not experienced at all with using a straight razor.

Yes, it did take a long time to do, in comparison to knife sharpening, but in my mind I ended up with a fine product I enjoyed achieving. I'm looking forward to the next one.
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Straight razor 11 months 2 weeks ago #14667

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As said before, restoring old razors can be fun. The straight razor I use daily is one I restored that is almost 200 yrs old. I wish old razors came with written logs of who all used them in the past.
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Straight razor 11 months 2 weeks ago #14670

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kahowell1 wrote:
The straight razor I use daily is one I restored that is almost 200 yrs old. I wish old razors came with written logs of who all used them in the past.

+1

Great that it's almost 200 years old! Care to share details? My favourite is a Heljestrand. I don't know exactly how old it is, but probably from the end of the 19th century.
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Straight razor 11 months 2 weeks ago #14673

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Mine is a WWGreaves

Before
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After
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mark76 wrote:
kahowell1 wrote:
The straight razor I use daily is one I restored that is almost 200 yrs old. I wish old razors came with written logs of who all used them in the past.

+1

Great that it's almost 200 years old! Care to share details? My favourite is a Heljestrand. I don't know exactly how old it is, but probably from the end of the 19th century.
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Straight razor 11 months 2 weeks ago #14674

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Cool! Very cool! And I don't know how you did it, but that's a beauty of a polishing job!
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