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    Great news guys. The W+B arrived in the post today. It is just as it appears in the photo with one exception. The photo doesnt do its sharpness justice. There is as Bart said some pitting on the blade but it was like that when I sent it off. The honing has taken it to the eagles claws but I dont care. Its there for a purpose, not aesthetics.

    While I wasnt watching my wife decided to test it on her arm hairs and squeeled.apparently it took a 4 inch strip of hair off with zero effort at all. I asked her politely to please place the razor carefully back on the table.

    I have yet to test-shave and when I do I will first contact Bart to give him the news and then post again here.

    As an aside, after opening the parcel I had a dream in which I tried to shave with it and half the blade crumbled off and cut my face. I woke up and wasnt sure whether I had dreamt it or not.

    Hang on, let me check....

    No, it was a nightmare.
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    Gentlemen,

    I have now shaved with the Wade and Butcher and I can safely say that Bart has made wonderful work of the razor. He came highly recommended and justifiably so. His work was exemplary. I had never shaved with a wedge before tonight. Bart had warned me that if this was the case then i'd best be careful since wedges are less forgiving than hollows.

    Razor: Wade and Butcher custom honed by Bart (the offending article)
    Soap: Geo F Trumpers lime
    Brush: Best badger hair brush
    Aftercare: Colleen's experimental aftershave

    I took Barts advice and kept it to two passes- once WTG and once XTG. I usually stick to that anyway as my skin is sensitive. I had two days growth so wanted to take extra care. I prep'd and lathered up well and began with great care. It was super smooth. The hair was taken off with virtually no effort and I barely felt the razor glide over my skin. Gentlemen this man is a master craftsman and in my book has earned the title 'honemeister'. He has overcome a number of challenges in this project and has the patience of a saint.

    I'd like very much for two things to come from this. Firstly i'd encourage anyone but particularly other Europeans to make use of Barts skill (can you tell i'm a happy customer? Perhaps you could help teach me to hone Bart? ) and secondly I would propose this:

    Is there any possibility that a wiki article could be written to summarize the discoveries, experiences and knowledge gained from this experience? I just think it would be great if we could help others avoid this problem in the future. Is this a good idea?

    Anyways, a HUGE thanks go out to Bart.

    What a legend.

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