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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix51 View Post
    Hart Steel razors seem to have gone Tango Uniform as far as QC and customer service goes lately. I have one Hart Steel razor. Got it about 4-5 years ago. Great razor, never a problem. No, I would not buy another
    I wish I would have known that before I bought this one. everywhere you read Hart is has high marks but that was 4 or 5 years ago, all the new posts seem pretty negative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butzy View Post
    I was going to buy a Hart razor this weekend just because of the "made in america" factor. but after reading this and looking at other forums it seems perhaps their best days are behind them in terms of quality and service. looking at Portland Razor Co right now though and they seem to offer the same value props

    Portland Razor is top notch I bought a sprite became it was the same size as my feather artisan, and love it even my daughter steals it to shave her legs with all the time. the only reason I tried Heart was for the 5/8 blade I wanted to try a lighter blade. and 6/8 or up is all Portland offers without going custom.

    For now I am just going to use my sprite and feather and send my Hart to Portland and see what they can do with it.

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    Brian Brown Razors.
    Try this guy. I guarantee you will not be disappointed
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    I would agree that Brian Brown provides the best bang for your buck with regards to American made razors. I have yet to encounter a single dissatisified customer.
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    received the 6/8 square point Hart today,sure wasn't shave ready ($99 with 2' strop).i'll hold judgement till after i hone it
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    I will second the Portland Razor Company Sprite. Great razor, and good people with whom to work. I have sent it in for honing to repair my stropping errors, and it has been turned around quickly and shaves like new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocketdebris View Post
    received the 6/8 square point Hart today,sure wasn't shave ready ($99 with 2' strop).i'll hold judgement till after i hone it
    Good luck with the honing. l purchased my Hart earlier this year. Although it was supposed to be shave ready, it was not even close. It had chips in the edge. I spent hours honing mine before I got it to give a decent shave. What worked for me was to hone it first with out tape to remove some of the scratches in the bevel and then hone it with tape to form a secondary bevel. It now gives a decent shave.

    I also give a +1 on the semi-custom razors from Brown Razor Works. Brian is a great guy and he does good work. I have both a 6/8" and a 7/8". He produces a belly grind on these razors, but they shave like a full hollow. Due to my experience with the Hart, I now avoid quarter hollow grinds.

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