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    Welcome Rxman. One day when you get the art of using a straight razor, you will find you can't get a closer, smoother shave unless you have a straight along with your technique down. Just take your time & be patient. That day will come. Great to have you here.
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    Obligatory Photo. Not much to look at but very functional. Is the slight curve of the blade indicative of original shape, or an exam of sharpening wear?


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    Yes, that is what would be considered a smiling blade.
    Its seen the hone quite a few times, by the visable hone wear on the spine, and the bevel is hitting the stabilizer, and beginning to put a slight frown in the edge, but this can be remedied by reshaping the stabilizers.
    But overall, nice razor.
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    Hi and welcome aboard. Those heavy blades make great shavers.
    My wife calls me......... Can you just use Ed

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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rxman View Post
    Thanks guys. My razor keeps getting sharper. Not really, but my technique is improving. Lol. JP5 I'm currently using an old suitable belt, but ordered the poor man's strop kit from whipped dog. So far so good. I also have a Green Lizard that isn't quite shave ready, but hasn't stopped me from trying.
    Your razor will seem to get sharper as you progress. When I first started, all razors felt dull to me. To this day, I can not explain why.

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    Outback, what's involved in reshaping the stabilizers?

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    Welcome to the forum, as first razors go that's a pretty good one.

    Enjoy!
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    Here's a good tutorial by

    Correcting heels
    My wife calls me......... Can you just use Ed

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    After 100 shaves ...then report back to us....you'll Nevah pick up a DE again

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