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    Hi and welcome. Definitely a hone out job. Be careful if you do decide to use it that you don't scratch up your strop or your face. Razors from the factory are pretty hit and miss when it comes to shave ready and more on the miss side.
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    Yes, if you can see it with the naked eye, it’s a pretty big chip. Get some magnification, on line for $2-15 and check the rest of the edge. Probably has some other issues as well and will need re-honing.

    Here is a good thread on Magnification. Boker’s are fine razors, that razor should shave well.

    Was the razor “Shave Ready” when you got it?

    What are you stropping on?
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    it wasn't advertised as such but seemed plenty sharp enough when i looked at it. i bought it directly from boker their site is a bit...lacking on information.

    im stroping it with a fine leather strop but its very narrow and the whole blade wont fit on it at once unless im using a kind of zig zag method

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    Yes, probably was not shave ready. New razor usually are not.

    What are you stropping on, post a pic?

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    as you can see it a wee narrow. i didn't realise this when i ordered it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixth View Post
    as you can see it a wee narrow. i didn't realise this when i ordered it

    Welcome to SRP. So sorry I'm late to the party. There's plenty to learn here & many knowledgable members here so ask away when you need to.
    Here's some stropping information:

    Stropping on a narrow strop

    Oh & if you don't have a lot of experience in honing, I would send it out to a pro for honing.
    Good luck my friend!
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    Welcome. I had a nick like that, and I noticed it because it put a deep scratch in my strop. I guess better the strop than my face, but my advice is to definitely hone it, which seems to be the consensus here. Good luck!
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    Nothing wrong with a 2 inch strop Seth... In fact one of my favorite strops is a 2 inch vintage Cordovan Shell strop, which I use quite regularly. It's very easy to develop a good X pattern using it and should be perfect for your small 4/8 Boker.

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