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    Default Hand American

    I received the flatbed, as I had posted on Yahoo, and I had a question about the pastes. I left a message for them, and lo and behold they returned the call promptly, verified that I had the right stuff, are sending me out a new label for the Green Chromium Oxide, as well as a few pieces of leather to try the pastes out on first - gratis!

    Seems to me that people involved with straight razors are pretty straight shooters themselves!

    Chaaaz - I love this new place!

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    Default Hand American

    There service to me was also quite good. I have not heard a bad word about them.
    Randolph Tuttle, a SRP Mentor for residents of Minnesota & western Wisconsin

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    Keith over at HandAmerican is an absolutely great guy!

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    Yes he is, wish their were more like him. Try their steels if you are into knives as well as straights, just don't use the steel on your straight :roll:
    Lee

    OOPS that avatar is way too big! Sorry

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    Why is everyone double-posting?

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    Like I asked before, why is everyone double-posting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceHarddrive
    Like I asked before, why is everyone double-posting?
    It's a bug, I'll have it ironed out shortly..

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    Default Classic Diamond Pastes....

    Do you guys use the .5 Micron Diamond paste on rough or smooth leather, or on the canvas/linen? I am thinking if getting some and using it with a Dovo strop I use now to strop with, that is being replaced by my new Illinois 361.

    Chaaaz

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    I think you use the diamond pastes on the natural (unconditioned) leather.

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    Default Used the Flatbed Strop Tonite

    I used the Hand American flatbed tonite, with the green .5 micron paste on the natural leather side (non-conditioned). Spread it about with my fingers, working it into the leather, then wiped it off with a cloth, leaving a green film.

    I took my best razor - the Perlmann 7/8 - and gave it 5 trips across the 8K Norton as a tune-up, then gave it 15 on the green paste, and 25 on the HA "Conditioned" leather side. Hit the Illinois 136 for 5 laps for good measure, then shaved.

    Impressions:

    The razor was sharper than ever - evidenced by some small nicks that I normally pass right over! The sharper edge caught those skin imperfections. Less pressure was needed.

    Chin area was the easiest to shave ever!

    With the Prorasso pre-shave cream, Ray's awesome classic Bay Rum cake soap and a good hot towel prep, I had one of the quickest, smoothest shaves I have had to date!

    If it is because of the .5 paste, then it will be standard for me with all my razors! the new flatbed strop (they call it a flatbed hone, for some reason) is an amazing deal, and well worth the money ($30).

    Bottom Line - the razor was noticeably sharper with the paste, even after being very sharp to start! Can't wait to see what it will do to my 'stubborn' razors, both SS and HC!

    Chaaaz- happy with the paste and definitely the flatbed so far

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