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    Smile Greetings from Norway

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Trond and some years ago I bought a Col. Conk set from Knifecenter with the intent of starting straight razor shaving. Of course, it was too dull to shave with, so I sent it out for honing. It came back much better, and I started shaving my cheeks with the grain. Soon however, the razor started pulling, maybe because of my lousy stropping technique. I did some research on honing and tried with the stone from the set. I had already gathered that many considered it useless. I just figured I had nothing to lose, and I wouldn't be able to destroy the blade. But as you probably already have guessed, no luck there. I decided to send it out again, but I never got to it. The razor ended up on a shelf in a closet.

    Fast forward a few months ago, I suddenly figured I would give it another go. Only this time, I would buy stones and no matter what, get that razor sharp myself. Some googling and different strokes, I finally got it hair-popping sharp and repeated the success for a buddy who had bought the same set.

    The increased sharpness made for a better shave and I kinda got the bug. Getting the hang of straight razor shaving gave me a huge feeling of gratification I have not experienced with a disposable cartridge, and I enjoy taking care of the razor(s), regarding them as a high precision tools.

    I've since bought a shavette and another dovo, which brings me to the real reason for me signing up: I have a question you might be able to help me with.

    Anyways, happy shaving!
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    Hello, Trond. Welcome to Straight Razor Place!

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    Hi and welcome. Your will find everything you need to know and that which you didn't know you needed to know here. Any questions feel free to ask
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    Hello and welcome to SRP Trond.
    It looks like you already know your way round here.......
    .....and into the rabbit hole we go....
    S.L.A.M.,.......SHAVE LIKE A MAN!!!
    Not like a G.I.R.L. (Gentleman In Razor Limbo)

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    Welcome Trond, You have a wealth of information almost at your doorstep. Below find SRP members in Norway that are available to answer any and all of your questions:

    ěstlandet
    Birnando (Oslo and Akershus primarily, but everyone is welcome to stop by)
    Zephyr (Oslo/Akershus)
    str8fencer (Oslo and surrounding areas)

    Take advantage when you can, they will welcome you with great hospitality.
    "The sharpening stones from time to time provide officers with gasoline."

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    Way to persevere! Hope you have smooth shaving from here on out!
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    Thanks for the welcome, guys. I may have lurked a bit before signing up, googling straight razor questions often winds up here

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    Hi Trond & welcome to SRP! There is a wealth of information on here & since you are already familiar with straight razor shaving & also honing, here is a link to gssixguns Youtube video's you might find helpful:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/gssixgun/videos

    Also here's a link to Lynn's Youtube video's, the owner of this forum:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/LynnSAbrams/videos

    You will find a lot of good, useful information here, some you may have not known about so take your time & explore the site & learn as much as you can. You will also have fun doing it so I hope this helps. If you have anymore questions, just ask like you already have or feel free to pm me & I'll do anything i can within my power or steer you in the right direction but it looks like you have a grip on it already!
    Good luck!
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    Hello Trond, welcome to SRP. My family is from Norway and I've always wanted to visit.
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    Welcome to your new addiction and SRP
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