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    Quote Originally Posted by McBrautigam View Post


    I believe this is the video that is being mentioned. The other videos of Glens are a good watch also.
    Yes, this is the video I was referring to. Thanks for posting the video, things tend to get a little busy with a three year old running around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReardenSteel View Post
    Yes, this is the video I was referring to. Thanks for posting the video, things tend to get a little busy with a three year old running around.
    No problem. I had a spare minute when my six month old was not demanding my attention.

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    You might want to try stropping with a little more attention to keeping the [I]edge[I] of the razor in firm (not heavy, but not light) contact with the strop's surface. The goal in stropping is to polish the edge smooth and also straighten the edge. After stropping, you should notice a big increase in sharpness. Don't worry about going fast; slow and careful works just as well. Only a few laps (around a dozen or so) are needed.
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    I also would say it's all about the angle. I kept on accusing several razors being dull then I sent them to professionals that swore they're perfect don't need honing etc.

    Then I changed the angle, nearly flat. And they started gliding.

    Possible that your razor might need honing, but exhaust all angle possibilities first.
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    I had same problem with DOVO best 5/8 and even honed second time by Lynn. I brought a Ralf Aust it is like magic, much better shave. Wonder about the quality of DOVO.
    Bruce

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffarouki View Post
    I also would say it's all about the angle.

    I kept on accusing several razors being dull then I sent them to professionals that swore they're perfect don't need honing etc.

    Then I changed the angle, nearly flat. And they started gliding...
    THIS bears repeating. We see this exact (nearly situation) here all the time.

    This is probably the 10th thread i've seen in less than two years where some new shaver (new to SR) can't figger out how is professionally-prepped blade isn't sharp enough.

    They usually are sharp enough for proper technique. They are not sharp enough to cover improper angles new fellas often try to use/carry over from their DE or shavette-type shaving experience. They never will be.



    Also, XTG with a straight is _advanced_ technique only advisable for 100+ shaves experience and a _known_ sharp edge as we covered nicely in a thread just the other day. right here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucem View Post
    I had same problem with DOVO best 5/8 and even honed second time by Lynn. I brought a Ralf Aust it is like magic, much better shave. Wonder about the quality of DOVO.
    Bruce
    No. barking up the brand tree will get you no satisfaction in SR's The ultimate edge is a magical trilogy between alloy, heat-treatment, and honing. Brilliant edges come from nearly every make.

    Most brands who have been in biz for 100 years or so, have that part fairly well sorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WadePatton View Post
    No. barking up the brand tree will get you no satisfaction in SR's The ultimate edge is a magical trilogy between alloy, heat-treatment, and honing. Brilliant edges come from nearly every make.

    Most brands who have been in biz for 100 years or so, have that part fairly well sorted.
    Understand Wade, I just brought a DOVO Bismarck and boy does it shave better than the best quality and shaves as good as the Ralf Aust. I have tried every angle possible and still leaves most of the hairs behind. Just don't really know whats going on.

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