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    Default Resetting a wedge bevel on a Norton 4k/8k?

    I just got a cheap ebay razor to practice honing on, and it said it was shave ready. As I expected and almost hoped for it's nowhere close to shave ready. It's a wedge shape with a very small, but intact bevel. Would it be possible to get a good edge on a small wedge bevel with an aggressive pyramid on a 4/8 Norton or do I have to get a 1k and completely reset it?

    I'll see if I can get some pictures up in the next hour or two.

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    It most certainly can be done, the question is how fast and that depends on how far off the bevel is. A slurry on the 4k side will speed things quite a bit.

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    also with 2 layers of black electric tape ,i tape all my wedges and they give very nice shaves.

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    Ok, here are some pictures:

    I'm worried about the edge on the heel of the blade. Will it cause damage to my hone because it's not flush with the hone surface?
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    Throw it out... that thing will never hone up.

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    Sorry to say it, but that is not a straight razor. That is a RSO, or "razor shaped object." You can find more on the list of brands to avoid in the wiki. (Too lazy to find the link, sorry.)

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    Thanks for your input. That really sucks , I was hoping I could practice honing on it. I guess it's not too much of a disappointment, it only cost me $9 and that includes shipping.

    I'll stick with my Prima Klang until I find a real razor to practice on.

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    I am not being sarcastic but if you stay away from the heal you can hone the rest of it up and use it as a box cutter. This way you can at least practice turning the razor and training you hands and challenging yourself to get it as sharp as possible.

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    MattCastle,

    When you get a 'proper' razor, there some excellent video tutorials that feature the Norton 4/8 k

    GSSixguns most excellent video series (probably the best I have seen)

    YouTube - gssixgun

    and particularly the Norton 4/8



    Alex Jaques :





    Good luck !

    Have fun !

    Best regards

    Russ

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