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    Default Weird razor, how to hone?

    I have a razor which is completely flat (unground) on one side of the blade and ground out (concave) on the other side.

    Do I just hone and strop one side?

    They are nice looking razors made by Joseph Rodgers & Sons in Sheffield. Anyone come across one of these before?

    Any tips would be welcome!

    Rob

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    That sounds very much like a surgical razor or a Japanese razor , could you post a pic of it -- ??
    Theres some posts knocking about here on how to hones the Japanese razors . I could be wrong but you only hone one side I think , with any luck one of members who owns one will give you some sound advice on how to ..
    I'm curious about this style your talking about , wouldn't mind getting my hands on one .

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    Picture please!
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

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    I saw a post that mentioned this type of grind on a Tosuke razor in the reviews section earlier...

    http://www.straightrazorplace.com/fo...ad.php?t=17359

    Quote Originally Posted by dave5225 View Post
    The cross section of the blade is assymetrical , one side of the blade is hollow ground , and the other side is similar to a wedge grind , which gives it a concave/convex appearence . Although the razor was sharp when I recieved it , I thought it needed a little work on my Norton 8k . The Tosuke is not honed the same way you hone a conventional straight razor . When you hone a Tosuke , you hone 3 strokes on the hollow ground (concave) side , and 2 strokes on the wedge ground (convex) side. <SNIP> The only drawback with this razor is that you're supposed to shave with the hollow ground side facing your skin , which is somewhat awkward , but not impossible.

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    I don't think its a Japanese razor since the OP says its a "Joseph Rodgers & Sons in Sheffield" razor. But it certainly does sound similar to one.

    Pics please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLD_SCHOOL View Post
    I don't think its a Japanese razor since the OP says its a "Joseph Rodgers & Sons in Sheffield" razor. But it certainly does sound similar to one.

    Pics please.
    Right, I just brought it up since others posted about honing it like you do Japanese razors.

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    I only noticed the Joseph Rogers bitty after I posted ..
    I've got a stinking sore head today, reading seems to be a problem just now . Maybe time to put my specs on ..

    Pics pics pics ... my curiosity is getting the better of me ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickelking View Post
    Right, I just brought it up since others posted about honing it like you do Japanese razors.
    Quote Originally Posted by Garry View Post
    I only noticed the Joseph Rogers bitty after I posted ..
    I've got a stinking sore head today, reading seems to be a problem just now . Maybe time to put my specs on ..

    Pics pics pics ... my curiosity is getting the better of me ..
    Sorry if that came across as an attack or something. Just figured perhaps the initial part of the post was missed.

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    Not at all
    I'm just looking back my work I've sent out this moring in case I've sent some horrendous blunders LOL

    Cheers Garry

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    In my day job I'm a High School band director, this description sounds a lot like a grind for some reed knives. That's what some oboe and bassoon players use to when they make their reeds. I have honed a few for students and it is referred to as a French grind. It comes in either left hand or right hand grind. I honed it just as if it was a Japanese razor. It's great for making reeds, but I'm not too sure about shaving with one.

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