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    That's a fact!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unit View Post
    I dunno. I use that (lack of) sound as a cue to touch up my razors (all are 1/4 or heavier).

    I never mentioned it before because I thought perhaps it was in my head, but it seems to me that a heavy blade has a voice level that is somewhat proportional to its sharpness....it could be other factors, but...well...(shrug)...it works for me.
    Unit, Thx for weighing in. For the harder steel heavy grinds, equal sharpness, as measured by hht and the shave (not in that order) seem to respond w/ widely varied amounts of feedback. I had mentally written off the heavy sheffields, thinking that unless one was accidentally left much harder than usual, feedback was impossible. I've have honed a couple odd - extra hard heavy sheffields - and I liked the shave better from those edges also. But sharpness has been lopping a hair 1-1.250" from point of hold for a thick (.0033") hair. Yes, I used a 1" mic to measure.

    Anyone having a honing method that allows these handsome brutes to talk like a normal razor, PLEASE SHARE your method.

    To borrow from W.C.Fields: heavy sheffields drove me to drink. I never did stop and thank them.

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    Update on the edge longevity.

    'Finished a week, using only a Butcher 'Bow' that's about a 1/4 hollow. It got 8 strokes diamond on felt (total of about 40" total travel) after the last stone.

    It was talking just fine. By the end of the week, there wasn't much reduction in feedback. Being from the 'Strop til you drop school, that included a total of 1200 strokes on linen, about 900 on leather. It still talks. One member mentioned his talked w/ some soaps but not others. I used Provence Sante, the essential oil Uber recipe, Prorazo green. All gave similar result of normal feedback. The edge is holding up really well.

    Previously, you couldn't pay me to use a sheffield for more than enough strokes to confirm an edge was acceptable. Now its not so bad.

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