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    Cleaned up, honed and now shaved with 3 times. Honing sequence: all with one layer of tape - Shapton GS 1000 for bevel set, Norton 4k/8k for edge refinement, followed by the Shapton Pro 12k for initial finishing. The shave after stropping was a little harsh so I went to the hard black Arkansas with Smith's honing solution for 60 or 70 strokes. The shaves after this have been superb. The Bengalls have a well deserved reputation for smoothness when the edge is done right. There are many sharp razors in the world and a lot of them came from Solingen and Eskilstuna but the smoothest I've tried (out of a limited sample of 120 or so) are the Sheffields. Only my opinion of course and your litres/100 km will inevitably be different
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    Great find and nice looking Bengall too.

    I never seem to have much luck going round these places. The UK seem to have a bit of a hang up when it comes to selling sharp things. I went in one antique place and asked about razors and I was met with disdain, and told that people didn't like to see such dangerous things in there. The thing is she had a butchers knife just sat on a table at the back it wasn't even locked away in a cabinet

    I keep looking maybe one day I will strike gold. The thing is I live near Sheffield I should be finding great razors all the time!
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    That's been my experience in the UK too Porl. I drew almost a total blank at the big fair at Newark in 2015; all I saw in the way of razors was a 7 day safety set by Mappin & Webb - I can't remember what they wanted, but 300 quid rings a bell, so that lot stayed on the shelf.

    France and Hungary are better for straights but because I was making a lot of internal flights with carry on luggage only I would have needed to have posted the blades home - which takes the shine off any "bargains" one might find. The ones in Hungary were pretty expensive too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maladroit View Post
    at the big fair at Newark
    Coincidentally the antique centre I was in was Newark too. I am originally from Newark and was visiting family at the time. The same seems to be true wherever I go in the UK though. I am planning a trip to Atlanta in June to go to a blade show there. Hopefully I will find something good there.
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