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Recent content by Jakebullet

  1. Jakebullet

    First time using a ‘Method’ edge.

    I’ve been using method edges all week but today before my morning shave I took my Shuredge back to the coticule, this time on running water only. At first I used as light pressure as I could, but felt nothing was happening so I increased slightly so to get that nice swish sound and quickly it...
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    Breathing New Life into an Old Strop...

    What a great object. I’ve never seen one before, the silver adds a touch of class well done bringing it back, it’s too nice a thing, it deserves that rebirth. A great day to day strop and very suited to travel.
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    Dropped My 6/8 Aust on the floor after shave this morning

    I dropped a near wedge on its point on the tiled bathroom floor, and found myself making up a stream of whole new swear words and combinations. I never knew I could even talk so fast let alone swear so fast. It’s like when you hit a deep pothole in a car or drop a bottle of your favourite...
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    Chin

    I find the chin and top lip are so tricky because of their almost spherical shapes. The top lip from the nose curves north to south as well as west to east. It’s like shaving the top half of a snooker ball, a snooker ball covered in super coarse hair and quite meaty skin. To make it even more...
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    First time using a ‘Method’ edge.

    Good shaves with the method edged Friodur this week but I found myself up early and alone this Sunday morning so got the little coticule from the box to try some of the suggestions kindly offered here. I lay a trickle of dish detergent on it and mixed it 50/50 with water and began to hone. I...
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    First time using a ‘Method’ edge.

    Used Bengal near this morning with a new Method edge. Needless to say a great close shave but after using stone edges for the past week or two I got used to using a little pressure to get the job done. I must’ve carried that into the shave this morning as my face was a bit red and stingy. Note...
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    First time using a ‘Method’ edge.

    I just did a HHT on my method edged Turner & co and it cut fine on the heel and the middle but wouldnt pass the HHT on the toe. How far should I take it back grit-wise to work on the toe? Looking under the loup the bevel is much thinner near the toe. Plus I hone one handed with the block in my left.
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    First time using a ‘Method’ edge.

    I agree with doing more laps than specified it seems to help me too.
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    First time using a ‘Method’ edge.

    I used my Thomas Turner 5/8ths today for the first time since I put a method edge on it about a week or so ago. After a week spent honing and shaving with slates and coticules I was really looking forward to treating myself to a great edge. I’d cut near my ear yesterday with the square point I’d...
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    First time using a ‘Method’ edge.

    At last some success with the coticule. I could tell from the beginning that I’d done a better edge today and for the first time I felt the cotis smoothness and comfort. I got a 95% all over bbs and my best coti shave to date. Smooth as it was it wasn’t as smooth as a good balsa edge but at...
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    Your favorite razor edge?

    Same here, it’s an amazing edge
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    First time using a ‘Method’ edge.

    Tried the coticule edge this morning and it was noticeably improved but still not what I’d call good. Under the loup the bevel looked pitted and there was a tiny chip in the middle. I took it back to 1500k film honing in hand, I got the chip out quickly enough but struggled to get the worst of...
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    First time using a ‘Method’ edge.

    Yes I’ve been using the the yellow side, it hadn’t even occurred to me to examine the opposite side. I don’t know where my coti is from
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    First time using a ‘Method’ edge.

    Thanks a lot for the advice Slash I’ve got some engine oil in the boot and the soap or lather sounds good. I already had this razor finished on 1u lapping film so I thought I’d just be able to finish it on the coticule with running water as it was already at the finishing stage. But the shave...
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