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    I put these here cause I couldent find where they were before. Plus these are all together at the beginning of the thread


    Getting it sharp


    Sharp


    Hammering it out



    and his site to make you drool ...
    http://www.coltellerielivi.it/englis...sticknives.htm

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    I love watching those videos.... Especially when it's 3 in the morning and I can't sleep....

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    Very interesting...Thanks for posting...

    But, could you post a link to the grinding video?

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    What's the hand stropping thing?

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    Itsa bitta polish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smythe View Post
    Very interesting...Thanks for posting...

    But, could you post a link to the grinding video?
    I cant find one.... still looking to see if there are more videos of his work out there ...

    Quote Originally Posted by cybrok View Post
    What's the hand stropping thing?
    Thats a loom .... and SRD sells them Strops : Straight Razor Designs, The Finest In Gentlemens Shaving And Grooming Needs

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    Sorry if I wasn't clear:

    Why is he "stropping" the razor on his hand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybrok View Post
    Sorry if I wasn't clear:

    Why is he "stropping" the razor on his hand?
    That's a kinda old fashioned/ hardcore way to strop. Leather is skin, hand is skin - voila, a strop!

    But his honing and stropping technique is quite unorthodox! Especially that razor turn. Wow, if I'd seen a noob doing it that way I'd have said stop! But apparently it works for him???


    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by honedright View Post
    That's a kinda old fashioned/ hardcore way to strop. Leather is skin, hand is skin - voila, a strop!

    But his honing and stropping technique is quite unorthodox! Especially that razor turn. Wow, if I'd seen a noob doing it that way I'd have said stop! But apparently it works for him???


    Scott
    Lynn,

    what do you think of this method of honing. I can't tell if he is gently stroking the blade on the hones. By the way, any idea what hones he has in the tray of water and what grit?

    jmsbcknr

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    Hi James,

    As with all methods of honing; whatever works for you. Mastro Livi has many years experience at this and his method works well. The razors we get from him are normally ready to shave and what a sweet shave you get. Not sure on all the grits of the stones he uses. There is a Coticule in the mix though, I believe second from the end. I'll have to ask what grit progression he uses.

    Have fun,

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