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    Default "Shoulderless" - Can someone Please explain?

    Hello, I've seen this term and was wondering what it meant. I think I 'deduced' it might mean "that little 'step' thing from the tang to the blade" - shoulderless has no 'step' (I was cursing and calling it a 'step' when it [newbie, please be forgive me] was getting in the way when I tried to hone, and probably going too far toward the tang would get a bump.

    I'd say 'why did they put that 'step' in the way?

    Then, when I see some pics that say 'shoulderless', the razor first of all looks sleeker, and secondly, for a new and inept honer (or, ANTI-honer as it were!) looks easier to hone it doesn't have a 'notch' or 'step'?

    IE, does 'shoulderless' mean that seamlessness between tang and blade, without that little notchy thing? See how high tech I am, not only do I know what to call things, I even know how to post pics to be clear!

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    Lol yes shoulderless razors are without those little steps, or better known as stabilizers.

    The shoulder-less blades sometimes have more flex to them.

    In my experience I've always liked the blades with shoulders more than the shoulder-less.

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    IMO shoulderless razors make for a very attractive design, though I don't really notice any difference in the way they shave or hone. Perfect example of a shoulderless razor is a Dovo Bismarck.

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    Cool

    Thanks guys.

    P.S. That Bismarck is a 'looker'.
    Last edited by RazeWiska; 05-05-2011 at 03:19 AM.

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    I think the Bismarck in red may be my next razor

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