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That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
(01-16-2017, 04:54 AM)BadDad Wrote: Simmons Hardware Co. "President" 9/16 near wedge

Same razor, different day...

I don;t use the same razor 2 days in a row very often, but this thing shaves so beautifully after honing it on the Arkansas stones, I just couldn;t resist. Day 2, equally as fantastic as day 1...
-Chris~Head Shaver~
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St Petersburg, Fl
Meister #36, 6/8 full hollow square tip. It came to me as one of a pair of NOS straights from the flea market. I try to keep away from black scales, but when still wrapped in wax paper, I can not pass.

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That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
George Wostenholm IXL Celebrated 6/8 hollow

I love this razor. I have for as long as I've owned it. It has always provided me with an excellent shave, and last night was no exception. I did, however, notice a difference between this blade, finished on a Shoubudani type 100 with diluted slurry progression, and the last few shaves with razors finished on a translucent Arkansas stone. One was not better nor smoother than the other, but the feel was different. The Arkansas stone edges were, believe it or not, more comfortable in that the edge seemed to cut through the hair more easily. The Jnat finish is very sharp and does not tug or stick at all. It just feels as though the Arkansas finish is closer to what I feel with a DE blade in terms of keenness of edge.

Truthfully, I would not likely be able to tell the difference in a blind test. Both edges shave fantastically, and both are extremely keen and smooth. It was only by virtue of direct comparison that I noticed any difference at all...

With that said, I am expecting a set of Asano nagura next week. This progression should be able to provide a better finish than a tomo nagura with dilutions. We shall see...
-Chris~Head Shaver~

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