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    This is my japan razor. Bought them in poor conditions at the bay. On the handle I glued with epoxy redwood with a ca finish. But I dont use it very often. Its to tiny for me and I have some probs with the handling.
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    I have two of these razors: a tosuke and an Iwasaki. They are manueverable as heck. I would say a W&B chopper is a Lincoln Continental and the Japanese razors are Mazda RX-7s. They shave great and move around the chin and mustache area like a dream. The edge on these blades can be wicked sharp if you want it to be so.

    Some people say they are very unforgiving and wil turn your face to swiss cheese but I haven't experienced this. The Iwasaki has a spike point at the toe and the heel. That heel spike makes me a bit nervous because I don't have experience with a heel spike. Just respect the blade and you will find some of the best shaves from your wakamisori blades.

    My opinion is that I like the Tosuke better.

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    Alright here is a couple pics of my babies. I saw pictures of katana sword handles and I imitated the design on my Iwasaki with nylon cord. It does the job but I am looking for a better handle. The one with the blue handle is your standard Tosuke. I also snapped a photo of that odd asymetrical Japanese style grind.
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    This is my Iwasaki. I don't think it likes me but I'm working on that. I have a Tosuke too but no good pics.


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    Alex,

    When I saw you post with this title, I thought you were going to be making some Japanese style straights. I got my paypal finger all primed and everthing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokelaw1 View Post
    Alex,

    When I saw you post with this title, I thought you were going to be making some Japanese style straights. I got my paypal finger all primed and everthing!
    Keep it there for a while, we'll see lol!

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    might as well throw mine in as well!


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    how does the japaneese straight feel while shaving compared do our western razors?

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    I have yet to try mine but I hope to work up the nerve one of these days...lol....
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    please write a post when you do im very curious on the balance, grip, width ,length and weight compare to our razors

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