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    I recently received my brand new straight razor from SRD. So far I am loving it. I just was thinking. Wouldn't it be possible to spread things such as Hepatitis through honing services? I know my razor is new but what if my razor was sharpened on a stone that was just used to repair a razor for a customer that has hepatitis?

    I do own some stuff I bought at Sallys beauty supply that barbers use to sterilize there equipment.

    Should I use that on my razor to be on the safe side?

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    Soap and hot water,good to go.

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    I believe that SRD uses Barbicide post test shave. Soap up and ENJOY!
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    No worries. The only disease I can think of would be carpel tunnel syndrome and the honer would have to worry about that, not the end user. Enjoy your shave.
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    If you need to do something to personally make the razor double, triple, super safe, then wipe it down with rubbing alcohol for 20 seconds or so.

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    I just bought some barbicide from Sally Beauty Supply. It's cheap and it makes my wife feel better. A 2 minute soak and you are good to go. Small price to pay for peace of mind.

    Ooops, that should say 10 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joepa150 View Post
    I recently received my brand new straight razor from SRD. So far I am loving it. I just was thinking. Wouldn't it be possible to spread things such as Hepatitis through honing services? I know my razor is new but what if my razor was sharpened on a stone that was just used to repair a razor for a customer that has hepatitis?

    I do own some stuff I bought at Sallys beauty supply that barbers use to sterilize there equipment.

    Should I use that on my razor to be on the safe side?
    While your razor is soaking in Barbicide, you can read this information site.

    CDC NPIN - Hepatitis - Introduction

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    Default Transmitting diseases through straight razor sharpening?

    SRD does use a barbricide type disinfectant to kill hepatitis and HIV. Not only that but doing research for when I started purchasing used straights the viruses cannot live long outside the body and cannot live at all with liquid. Hope it eases your worry, I know exactly how you feel! I still use barbricide at my house when I don't know the person my razor is coming from. In the end do whatever makes you feel at peace with using it.


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    If you do use barbicide, make sure you're *only* putting the blade in!

    Not too long ago someone posted pics here of a nice DublDuck (Goldedge methinks?) whose beautiful creamy scales were turned a strange turquoise-blue-green shade after a soak in barbicide.
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    It was in original condition, faded red, well-worn, but nice.
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    Thanks for easing my mind everyone. I know SRD is reputable so I wasn't as worried as I would have been buying a used razor on the bay. I guess it wouldn't hurt to give the blade a short soak in Barbacide (since I already own some).

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