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    So I'm on the lookout for a starter straight and since I prefer real-life shops to the internet, I figured it would be easiest to just go to de Koordenwinkel. Just a quick question: Do they hone the razor for you when you buy it? I've read multiple times that factory edges aren't shaveready... And if yes, will they hone it on a coti(or another stone) or just on a pasted strop? (If pasted strop: is that sufficient to take the factory edge to a shaveready edge?)

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    If they agree to work on the edge (not sure they do that) they will most probably use pasted strops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decraew View Post
    If they agree to work on the edge (not sure they do that) they will most probably use pasted strops.
    Well, I figured if they offer free sharpening services... And they also teach honing with coti's. Maybe I'd better just mail them my question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogier View Post
    And they also teach honing with coti's. ...
    I think they use coticule's as it is described in "Gladde Jongens", so "up to a point" and after that ... pastes.
    So I don't think they teach what we call dilucot.

    Basically they teach the time-proved system of using pastes of increasing abrasiveness as long as possible, and only then switch to stones. Or at least, they did when I got the explanation
    There's +s and -s to that method, but basically it works very well.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rogier View Post
    Maybe I'd better just mail them my question...
    ... please do, and post their reply here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by decraew View Post
    I think they use coticule's as it is described in "Gladde Jongens", so "up to a point" and after that ... pastes.
    So I don't think they teach what we call dilucot.

    Basically they teach the time-proved system of using pastes of increasing abrasiveness as long as possible, and only then switch to stones. Or at least, they did when I got the explanation
    There's +s and -s to that method, but basically it works very well.




    ... please do, and post their reply here!
    Just sent my mail, I sure hope they offer free coti-honing... Antwerp is a little closer to home than Jodoigne(1barber).

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    Yes they will. Or at least, they did when I was there, several years ago.
    IIRC, they honey it on a coticule with slurry for establishing a bevel, and then use a pasted strop to make it shaveready.
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    when I went there for my first straight they said there was no need to hone it.
    where you're from otherwise i'm willing to hone it for you
    I do recommend you don't buy the pasted strop I did (almost) never used it(especially if you want to start honing your own razors in time) and if you know someone who live nearby who can do it for you.

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    I'm from Ghent, so that actually not that far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogier View Post
    I'm from Ghent, so that actually not that far
    Shoo shoo !! Back to your studying !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogier View Post
    I'm from Ghent, so that actually not that far
    aah our little colony

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