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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve56 View Post
    The concave side may be a different story in the middle of the razor depending on how concave it is. If you have difficulty bringing up the middle of the concave side, you may have to resort to a narrow hone, using the side of the hone, or the corner of the hone to get into the concavity.

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    Thanks for the corner suggestion. I was setting a bevel with a razor that was concave in in the middle. I used the corner trick and had to learn the rolling X stroke as well.

    My gut tells me the corner is not the best way to handle the problem, but cant figure out a better way. Had to use the corner on subsequent hones as well to polish up.

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    For determining wether it's a functional vs cosmetic issue, I always use a maker on the edge. Also a good way to tell what technique you gotta use, or wether the technique you're using is working or not. So you can easily tell which parts are or are not making good contact with the hone. I do this with all my blades, mostly during the bevel setting phase.

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    I wouldn't say it feels like a functional issue: the razor shaves well after all. I just wanted to know whether should I try and fix the cosmetic issue of unevenly looking bevel or leave it be and shave as it is. I'm happy to know the prevalent opinion here is the same as mine - if it shaves well, leave it be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dimab View Post
    I'm happy to know the prevalent opinion here is the same as mine if it shaves well, leave it be.
    What a refreshing comment to hear! :
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    I've been to several meets and spent time with some pretty good razor hone and restoration fellow and I've never seen any one gripe about a great edge no matter what it looked like. Tc
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