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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    If i can not circumcise a fly with my straight, it is not shave ready.
    Ever think that the fly might not be ready either?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryAndro View Post
    "How do you dull a razor?"
    Enough discussion will dull anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraphim View Post
    I recant my previous position.


    I had a shave this morning with a Friodur finished to 0.1um diamond lapping film, with some horsehide stropping only,and the results were quite nice!
    That's my EXACT same setup and it's amazing, isn't it? Just pure amazing this setup is.

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    I posted this also in another thread, but it belongs here as well:

    And then we're back to the argument as to whether a razor can be "too sharp"?!

    What does over-honed mean exactly? (I'm talking in general terms here, not just picking at this article).

    I used to be of the mindset that a razor finished above 1 or 3 micron honing + chromo stropping was "too sharp". However, what I have recently found is that it wasn't that the razor was too sharp at that level, but rather my technique was lacking for using a razor finished to that level. By using a lighter touch, an excellent shave is the result.

    Sort of like the change from a wedgey grind (which many newbies, such as myself liked to begin with) to a full hollow. I used to hate full hollows--"too harsh!" I thought. Then I improved my technique, and now I love using them. The feedback from them tells you what you are doing right, or wrong. Same with very sharp razors. There is no physical limit to the honing. Lately I finish to 0.1 micron, and the edge is quite smooth and keen. But I certainly can't bear down while shaving, or it will punish me.
    I have been usingh the 0.1um edges for about a week, and have been enjoying them. I probably should also re-visit the "duller" 1.0um edge, and see how it feels.
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