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    Always the advise is given to knifemakers of studying older razors and the craftsmanship of multi-generations teaching others hand-on.

    Happy to see you take this to heart. Welcome!
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    Sharpton, well I didn't realize I would be studying this much. I think Ive got around 30 vintage razors now, and am working my way through honing and shaving with them. so far the only thing im really for certain about is that I like them all. some more than others of course. and so far every single one has taught me something.

    I have noticed that there are some differences between razors and regular knives, but nothing really out of the ordinary, more like the difference between a big chopper and a paring knife, or an 8" chef and a nakiri, or a 4" hunter and a 2" slip joint. sure there are differences but nothing that some study and testing cant get around.

    I will say that there is something about the razor community that I love already. and that is the focus on performance. on a lot of knife discussions, it seems like folks focus on everything but how the knife cuts, its always, "hey this is the newest super steel", or "check out this grind or finish", or "see how fancy this handle material is"? here its all about the shave, and I find that very refreshing. plus razors aren't thought of as prybars, or can openers, so you can really focus on dialing in the grind and heat treat for one purpose, and not have to worry about overbuilding things.

    bluesman, just let me know when and where the meet will be, and I will be there :}

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    Quote Originally Posted by caltoncutlery View Post
    Sharpton, well I didn't realize I would be studying this much. I think Ive got around 30 vintage razors now, and am working my way through honing and shaving with them. so far the only thing im really for certain about is that I like them all. some more than others of course. and so far every single one has taught me something.

    I have noticed that there are some differences between razors and regular knives, but nothing really out of the ordinary, more like the difference between a big chopper and a paring knife, or an 8" chef and a nakiri, or a 4" hunter and a 2" slip joint. sure there are differences but nothing that some study and testing cant get around.

    I will say that there is something about the razor community that I love already. and that is the focus on performance. on a lot of knife discussions, it seems like folks focus on everything but how the knife cuts, its always, "hey this is the newest super steel", or "check out this grind or finish", or "see how fancy this handle material is"? here its all about the shave, and I find that very refreshing. plus razors aren't thought of as prybars, or can openers, so you can really focus on dialing in the grind and heat treat for one purpose, and not have to worry about overbuilding things.

    bluesman, just let me know when and where the meet will be, and I will be there :}
    Couldn't agree more re: the community. There's something to be said for having the right tool for the job, and SR shavers seem to really embrace that idea.
    -- Handcrafted Straight Razors & Strops in Portland, OR--

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