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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    Is the hair hanging or is it held at both ends? The "ting" sound concerns me.

    Please describe your hone and your strop.

    Most importantly, have you read anything of the standard stuff here in this forum for beginners?

    Your best bet would be to compare the results you are getting from your honing with that done by someone with more experience. In other words, you should either have someone else hone your razor or you should buy another one that is properly honed.
    Hanging and the ting sound is made when the razor hits the hair. I swipe at it if a true HHT test is where the hair can be cut from merely drawing it across the blade or pushing the hair trough it then no my razor isn't as sharp as that.

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    Yes. Your razor is unfortunately not shave ready. Get that fixed, use two hands shaving to stretch, and you will be amazed. My 2
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    What a curse be a dull razor; what a prideful comfort a sharp one

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    ty. Am glad I now know. Also I am shocked that my razor can still be and needs to be sharper than it already is. I need my Mommy!

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    I was just researching my razor again and have found an exact match on ebay. The fact that mine and his razor are both very unused states had me wondering if mine was a fake. The words frerik zeichen are on the box with the tree in between the words. I looked up the german for those words and frerik doesn't exist but is similar to the word free and is raising a flag or two. I emailed boker to see if they can help me identify my razor. WHat do you guys make of this?

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    Your razor isn't fake, just not well honed as seen in the picture you posted, but that's fixable
    I've got two words for you that can free your hand for skin stretching - 'duct tape'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gugi View Post
    Your razor isn't fake, just not well honed as seen in the picture you posted, but that's fixable
    I've got two words for you that can free your hand for skin stretching - 'duct tape'!
    Ha ha ha ha ha.... hmmm I wonder how I should apply it. Taping my cheek to my forehead might work, but have to be careful not to do a Brazilian on on my eyebrows when removing the tape.

    And thanks for letting me know my razor is legit. So what's with the non existent word Frerik on the box?

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    I'd do it the other way - one end of the duct tape to the mirror, the other one to a wall. But yours could work too

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    lol... I didn't think that was what you meant I thought you were making a joke. And I just went back and looked at my pics to see if I could discern the bad honing. And when I saw the box I thought it odd that it read FABRIK so I used a flashlight and lo and behold it is FABRIK not FRERIK in brighter lighting. Trippy, that it looks that way under bad light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gugi View Post
    Your razor isn't fake, just not well honed as seen in the picture you posted, but that's fixable
    I've got two words for you that can free your hand for skin stretching - 'duct tape'!
    Sheesh.... it does look bad in the photo doesn't it.

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    i cant tll you anything more then everyone else but just the other day i was shaving in the bath tub .. i wasnt stretching the skin either and as i dropped my razor from having wet soapy hands ( Mr. Bubbles to be exact )ii went to catch it with my free hand and OOOUUUUCCCCHHHHH !!!!!!





    just kidding and thought i would add some humor , but seriously a in bath shave can be really dangerous !! i was just cleaning scales on a razor today and touched a blade with my knuckle , didnt feel a thing but bled like a stuck pig !! i'd hate to drop that razor between my legs in the tub .. !!

    there has been a lot of good info given and even more out there in the forums "beginners" section that will help you .. i was one to run before i could walk in every part of this from lather making -shaving- honing -restoration- and pretty much everything else and what i thought was relaxing enjoyment was nothing till i took a step back and learned to crawl !! have fun and be a sponge !! soak it all in man !!

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