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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees View Post
    Shaved yesterday and today with the Le Chevalier: she takes a very keen edge and gives an irritation-free shave.
    One thing I don't like about this razor: the large part of the tang covered by the scales when the razor is open. For the sake of comparison I pictured it with a random razor of my rotation. That bit of the scales really gets in the way when stropping. Any thoughts?


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    That is common in Wacker shoulderless razors. the best is to unpin it if you can. this allows you to reduce the width of the scales in addtion to removing the excess extending past the pin. If not tape the blade and use various grits of wet dry sandpaper, 0000 steel wool and then finish on a low RPM wool pad buffer wheel, treat with mineral oil and a final polish with a nice floor wax and soft cloths. Others may have more efficient methods. Good luck

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    Hmm, nice razor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees View Post
    One thing I don't like about this razor: the large part of the tang covered by the scales when the razor is open. For the sake of comparison I pictured it with a random razor of my rotation. That bit of the scales really gets in the way when stropping. Any thoughts?
    Don't know why Wacker has been pinning so far down on some razors recently, indeed it's a pain for stropping. As above, best is to shorten the scales beyond the pivot pin. I've had do this a couple of times (horn scales) with a Dremel and fine sandpaper cylinder and then finish by hand with Micromesh 1.5k to 12k to get the original gloss. You really need to un-pin and remove the blade to work comfortably/safely. If I buy another Wacker direct, I'll write first and post the response - all this shouldn't be necessary!

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    Hi folks,

    Here are some pictures of one of my Wackers - a limited edition 8/8 handforged blade in self-made translucent blonde horn scales with Aluminium wedge.





    Hope you like it .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jollo74 View Post
    Hi folks,
    Here are some pictures of one of my Wackers - a limited edition 8/8 handforged blade in self-made translucent blonde horn scales with Aluminium wedge.
    Hope you like it .
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    An amazing super hollow blade, your scales are gorgeous. Here's mine:

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    I got my first Wacker this week, and used it for the first time tonight. It was an amazing shave- just as good if not better than my Livi! Mine is a 7/8 Spanish point with a muted point for my safety


    When I can scrounge up the money I will be getting another one of the beauties!
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