(01-16-2017, 08:13 PM)Freddy Wrote: I'd just like to add, Chris, that, given the choice, I would always take the workhorse over the beauty queen. I don't replate my user grade DE and SE razors but some of them are my absolute favorites for the shaves they offer. So what if they're not ready for their close-up as long as they give me that close comfortable shave.
Congratulations on persevering and a job well done.
Honestly, this is one of my proudest accomplishments in the world of honing. This blade was beat up when I got it, and I made things worse with a lack of skill and a sloppy effort. To be able to correct obvious bad honing, correct the age-related warping, and achieve what is, to this point, the keenest and cleanest edge I have ever produced is pretty cool. I'm extremely jazzed about this. It shows that I am, indeed, learning the craft, and developing the skills.
Now...I need to drag out my old Taylor Eye Witness and see if I can bring that one back to life. That one suffered greatly at my inexperienced hands, and may never again shave. But...we shall see...