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    Guess I forgot to post The Kraken, the smaller sister of The Strix. I have been enjoying her for a few weeks now....and I am fine with the shape of her scales,lol.
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    That's a fine looking razor, I was tempted by The Kraken, but I always think a French point will be too unforgiving of any slight wobbles on my part, whether shaving or stropping.

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    Assuming that is a strop the razor is resting on, do you mind my asking what type?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP30 View Post
    Assuming that is a strop the razor is resting on, do you mind my asking what type?
    Its a Tony Miller Old No. 2 Heirloom horse strop, regulated to photo prop duty after I received my Kenayama strops. Tony makes a nice product, but I prefer the draw on my 70000s, plus they are slightly wider so I don't have to use x strokes.
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    I'll agree with your point about the width of a strop, I love my Portland strop partly for that reason, my Herold is a lovely strop, great draw but at 2" I find too narrow.

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    Alfredo finished the scales for the PRC Strix 8/8 French point blade. I sent him a block of stabilized buckeye burl with blue pearlized acrylic ...very modern for me. I wanted a more familiar traditional shaped scale, but with a modern twist. I really like the PRC blade, nice French point, unique tang shape, good strong black antiquing, offset jimps, cleft on the toe of the spine etc... all those features make for a very modern blade. I felt the stock PRC scales were too radical, too modern and took away from the razors beauty rather than add to it or complement it...very subjective, i know, lol. Alfredo used some ivory from my Koraat project for the wedge. I am using Alfredos pictures because the razor is still in transit home to me, I am excited and wanted to share asap. Name:  IMG_2634.jpg
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    Unboxing my Portland "Sprite":

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    The blade had been oiled prior to shipping, that's why it looks a little dirty in these pictures.

    It's a fantastic shaver, very maneuverable. Though the original edge had to receive some post-treatment. Very sharp, but a bit too harsh for my taste, especially against the grain. A few dozen laps on an Arkansas Black and a Thuringian waterstone did the trick (did not do that myself since I don't own any stones yet).

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    Very nice my friend. PRC does great work for sure.

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    The blade had been oiled prior to shipping, that's why it looks a little dirty in these pictures.

    It's a fantastic shaver, very maneuverable. Though the original edge had to receive some post-treatment. Very sharp, but a bit too harsh for my taste, especially against the grain. A few dozen laps on an Arkansas Black and a Thuringian waterstone did the trick (did not do that myself since I don't own any stones yet).
    German blade snob!

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