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    Hi, while I was rincing my razor, I noticed that the blade is damaged. My razor is only one week old. How is this possible ? Can I avoid damages ?
    I rinced my razor with very hot water. I have a DOVO stainless steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisDC View Post
    Hi, while I was rincing my razor, I noticed that the blade is damaged. My razor is only one week old. How is this possible ? Can I avoid damages ?
    I rinced my razor with very hot water. I have a DOVO stainless steel.
    Thx
    Chris
    Could you describe the damage so we can see what can/should be done about it ?

    Sure damage can be avoided: be careful. Always. The edge, being very thin, can easily be damaged.

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    The damage is either corrosion or chipping from impact. Since the cause of chipping is obvious, I'll assume the problem is corrosion. The solution is the same as many have declared many times before. Make sure the blade is completely dry. Strop the blade a few times to make sure the edge is dry. Store the blade away from humidity--that may mean removing it from the bathroom. If those methods are not sufficient, then you may want to lubricate your blade.

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    If you can post a pic it would be very helpful.
    Stainless can corrode but it will be much slower than carbon steel, may be it is a chip from impact ? It could be very well you hit the razor while shaking off excess water and never even realized you did it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    If you can post a pic it would be very helpful.
    Stainless can corrode but it will be much slower than carbon steel, may be it is a chip from impact ? It could be very well you hit the razor while shaking off excess water and never even realized you did it.
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    If you are referring to the small bit of discontinuity in the edge, then yes, apparently you chipped the edge. The obvious solution to preventing this is to not touch the blade's edge against anything but the strop, the hone, and your face. Hitting the edge damages it, so don't hit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    If you are referring to the small bit of discontinuity in the edge, then yes, apparently you chipped the edge. The obvious solution to preventing this is to not touch the blade's edge against anything but the strop, the hone, and your face. Hitting the edge damages it, so don't hit it.
    Indeed, but I can't remember I hit something. Do I have to horn the blade ?

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    Try stropping it first, preferably on linen and then leather. Do maybe a hundred strokes on each. If the blade scratches the leather, then stop immediately. If the blade does not scratch the leather, then keep going and see if it helps. If that does not fix it, then it will need to be honed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    Try stropping it first, preferably on linen and then leather. Do maybe a hundred strokes on each. If the blade scratches the leather, then stop immediately. If the blade does not scratch the leather, then keep going and see if it helps. If that does not fix it, then it will need to be honed.
    I see you've taken well to not destroying hope...hehe

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    Razor has been horned, and is as new as possible...thanks

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