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    Hello and welcome to SRP.
    Looks like there are a lot of folks in your area. Keep your eyes open for a Meetup close by. You'll learn more in a day than you can possibly imagine.
    Enjoy your time learning on the forum.

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    So, as I mentioned, there is some wear on the spine of the razor. I'm not sure if the blade is finished before or after factory honing (probably before honing?). I've compared other images from different retailers and some appear to have no wear while others have wear along the spine.
    razor1 by Orestes85, on Flickr

    At any rate, I went out on a limb and dug out the leather I use to strop my knives with and figured "what the hell". Now, I have -very- fine arm hair and the blade picked up a few after running it just over my arm (no contact). At this point I thought about everything I've read about not knowing a sharp razor until you've had it professionally done. I then ignored my own better judgement, lathered up, and took it for a spin. I've been using castor oil for a while as a pre-shave with cartridges because its what the ice queen keeps in our bathroom and then lathered up some of the el cheapo cream (I believe it's rebranded Proraso, from Bath & Body Works). I'm still getting a (comparatively) small amount of irritation on my neck. BUT, it always used to itch/burn for hours after shaving. Now it's just a few bumps and some redness. No itch/burn at all - I'm very pleased.
    IMG_20171024_120827 by Orestes85, on Flickr
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    Welcome! Lots of great info here, +1 for spending some time in the Library. Take your time and enjoy!
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    Hello Orestes. I went in Columbus a long time ago. In 91 for some days, visiting Fort Bennings where my sister's husband was affected for some times.
    The world is such a small village.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoWan View Post
    Hello Orestes. I went in Columbus a long time ago. In 91 for some days, visiting Fort Bennings where my sister's husband was affected for some times.
    The world is such a small village.
    It's changed a lot since then! I've never been to Belgium, unfortunately, but I did work with the Belgian military in Afghanistan a few years ago, if that counts!

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    Welcome from Johns Creek, GA!

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    Hi Orestes85 & welcome aboard. Looks like you might be off to a good start so just take your time with anything that might give you any issues & ask plenty of questions & everything will be okay. There's a wealth of information all in here plus in the library. Great to have you.
    Good luck my friend.
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    Hi and welcome aboard. Some vendors do hone before selling. If you know where it was brought you could find out. Good luck with your shaves and any questions feel free to ask
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