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    The tape is about preserving the spine and the geometry of the razors.
    Too much pressure on the spine wears the spine away much faster than the edge and it really quickly winds up off in geometry and appearance.
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    I am very looking forward to attending a meet.. I have Maggards set for their next one as it's only about 4hrs away.. It's not until June tho so about the only meet I see in the near future is the Northern Michigan winter meeting my fresh shaved cheeks.. Ughh
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    So I hope this translates well, Name:  20171108_225627.jpg
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    This would be honed with tape. Edge clean and successful to the edge.
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    This would be the same edge honed without tape. The line in the middle shows the "new" bevel you would be cutting. This could explain why they are sharp but not what you expect. Hope this gives an understanding of what could be going on.
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    Thanks again for all the advice. Looks like I'll ease into the honing at slow steady speed, get a lower grit stone and rest of essentials and put the time in on some of these less expensive razors I keep pulling out of that damn hole.. Peace everyone and I'm quite sure I'll have a lot more questions..

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    Yep.. that diagram looks a lot like the edge on this Crown I did myself.. No tape. Should I reset this thin blade using tape on the 4000 again or would you suggest waiting for 1k stone and tape? Thnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCMichigander View Post
    Yep.. that diagram looks a lot like the edge on this Crown I did myself.. No tape. Should I reset this thin blade using tape on the 4000 again or would you suggest waiting for 1k stone and tape? Thnx
    You could certainly add a piece of tape and do the work on your 4k. You will perform x strokes until you have a clean surface clear to the edge. Check your progress as best you can. You will start to see the "new " bevel being removed and the progress being made
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    Good deal.. I will give that a go. If you guys don't mind after I reset this can I PM someone with pics of the edge? Or rather pay on the forum?
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    "Post on the forum"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCMichigander View Post
    "Post on the forum"
    Which ever you prefer, post here or you can send them to myself or whom ever you are comfortable with. We are all here to help.
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    I like that.. You guys have been a huge help and I'll post some pics in the next few days for evaluation.. My wife is giving me that look (nope, not that one unfortunately) so going to shut it down for tonight.. Good night gents

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