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    Don't know how I feel about these, let alone what it is, but looks like the single bid I put on this won, much to my surprise.

    So - will be interesting to give this a try once it get's honed up, and then it may soon be seen in the SRP Classifieds.

    NOS Straight Kamisori Razor NEW ZUBORA ずぼら Yasuki Steel

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    I have a Yasuki Steel New Asuma it is a nice shaver
    I think yours is the same but with the "Azuma" or Zubora in Japanese
    Nice score mate
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    Looks very nice Phrank, all the faces and edges look clearly defined ( I know nothing about these !)
    I wonder if this has been reground ?

    Here's hoping you keep this thread open and include a shave report when you get it
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    I have a Yasuki Steel Azuma as well. it took a bit to get it properly honed. Seemed to want to get chipped edges. If you slurry, I would suggest a thin slurry using nagura instead of a DMT, unless you have a really smooth/worn one. At least tahts what worked for me.

    You may find you enjoy shaving with it enough to keep it.

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    Thank-you Gents, Valery will be honing this one, he's done lots of these. I always thought these were more for head shaving, but I've seen many here so I put a single bid on this one, being that it is NOS - didn't expect to win it.

    But I have an open mind, and will give it a try.

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    Nice one!
    I have a good few kamisoris and are all wonderful shavers and I don't doubt your Zubora will be the same.
    Yazuki steel is made the same way as Tamahagane but uses modern methods.

    I hope you will love it.
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    Very nice Kamisori, Phrank.

    If you advertise in the classifieds, will you have to stamp out the "NEW" and replace with "OLD"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrank View Post
    [...] I always thought these were more for head shaving [...]
    Well, that's what they were designed to do. I don't know if any subsequent changes appeared after people started shaving their face with it, though. But with the Japanese being suckers for tradition, I doubt it has changed much.

    I have one for variety, but I rarely use it. I seem to suck at stropping it, I put one or two good nicks on my strop with it . I use it the traditional way (non-stamp side to face) exclusively, because otherwise, what's the point? A spike point, har.
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    Nice score! Edges look spot on still with the bevel on the back and all.
    I picked up a couple, for variety as well, tend not to reach for them often, due mostly to the shorter length. But a great change of pace.
    Look forward to your review once received as well.
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    I really like the look of that Kamisori Phrank.. I like the way they did the grind,,, interesting

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