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    Over-honing

    I enjoy my Naniwa 12k most if I have gotten the most I can squeeze out of the 8k first, then just enough laps on the 12k until it starts getting "sticky". Usually around 10 laps is all it takes, sometimes a bit more on the harder steels or smiling blades. The resulting edge is both very keen...
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    FS Simpson Polo 2-Band (Grey Box), Thiers Issard TAOS and Dovo Palisander Straight Razors

    Price drop on the straight razors! Dovo $75 Thiers Issard $150
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    What's the best 1k ceramic stone

    I love my Chosera, which I believe is now called Naniwa Professional. I've been using it for a few years and it shows very little wear and cuts relatively quick. It also doesn't leave deep stria if finished with a light touch and sets up for the Naniwa Super Stone 5000 grit well.
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    Kapton Tape. Any real Advantage?

    I use Kapton tape on straight spined razors and electrical for smiling spine razors. I also use electrical tape if I need to work on a chip or geometry issues and then switch to the before mentioned determination. I like to keep the bevel angle as acute as possible, but I hate spine wear more...
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    FS Simpson Polo 2-Band (Grey Box), Thiers Issard TAOS and Dovo Palisander Straight Razors

    Clearing out a few more items from my collection this morning. Prices include US shipping, insurance and Paypal fees. Please post any questions here or PM me to purchase. First up is a mint condition Thiers Issard 5/8" (11/16" actual) hollow ground straight razor made for The Art of...
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    FS Wacker 7/8 Hollow Ground (New) and SV 2.0 Shaving Brush

    Set sold [emoji106] Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    FS Wacker 7/8 Hollow Ground (New) and SV 2.0 Shaving Brush

    Brush sold! Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    FS Wacker 7/8 Hollow Ground (New) and SV 2.0 Shaving Brush

    Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen, It's been a while since I've been truly active on the forums, but I do stop by for a read every now and again. I've been focusing a bit more on my coffee roasting and espresso hobby lately, which means I need to free up some funds for a shiny new toy. Payments...
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    Shaving Brush Value

    I would say that you were lucky to get that much for it, but fortunately somebody wanted exactly what you were selling. If you had another it would likely not repeat that performance, but trends can change and something that was selling for $5 a few years ago can get hot and start selling for...
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    Joseph Elliott’s best silver steel: Is this beyond repair?

    You have major pitting at the heel on one side and at the toe in the other. Before doing any further restoration work try honing to a clean bevel first. If it were me I think I'd just use it for practice or toss it as the chance of it ever shaving again seem pretty slight. Sent from my...
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    ERN 1910 help

    It might just be the pictures but it looks to me like the center of the blade is more warn than the toe and heel. I am on my phone though, do again maybe just an optical illusion. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    ERN 1910 help

    I'm pretty sure you will have to hone out that nasty frown, but nothing else appears obviously wrong. It should be a decent shaver, as most Erns are, once fixed up. Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk
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    FS Software lot for sale

    sold
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    FS Software lot for sale

    Thank you @Bhugo Price reduced to $45
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