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Recent content by totorlekiller

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    My first kamisori

    My experience is the same as yours. I just treat it like any other blades and it has worked fine for me. Even for honing.
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Thank you, those are made in horn. I have to confess I did not do this restoration. I got this razor from some guy in Nice, France.
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    My First Vintage SR - by George Buttler & Co

    Or more than one girlfriend...
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    When I first shaved with this razor, I trusted the edge the previous owner has left on it, but it did not leave me very satisfied. Luckily, I had bought last year a Coticule that I had forgotten and left behind. The shave today was much improved.
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    My First Vintage SR - by George Buttler & Co

    This does look like it is ivory and a lot of George Buttler came scaled like that. I have the angry version of that razor. Shaving with that one always is a thrill as I refused to cowardly blunt the spike.
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    Near Wedge = 1/4 Hollow Grind?

    I have noticed this as well. I think it might have to do with the era their were made which favored softer metals. Also, all the wedges/near-wedge I have are French. I have seen British ones too, but I've never seen a Swedish, German or Japanese one.
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    A new something I just picked up in France, it is marked Brunie Ussel, which is likely not the brand but the cutler name and city.
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Looks like Cologne to me
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    Near Wedge = 1/4 Hollow Grind?

    Agreed, the feel is different between 1/4 and wedge/near-wedge. My comment earlier was that wedge and near-wedge do feel the same to each other however.
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    Near Wedge = 1/4 Hollow Grind?

    The difference between a wedge and a near-wedge is only material when you hone it. A wedge is hell. A near-wedge is still hell, but a much lesser hell. The feeling on the skin while shaving is not different in my experience.
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    Ocean Jasper Finishing Stone

    The edges produced do not feel as smooth as on other natural stone. More like a synthetic. Agates do not cut very fast, so it is more of a polishing. The one that does cut fast is the ruby, but it is only about 5k in grit, so not appropriate as a finisher.
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    Ocean Jasper Finishing Stone

    Here is one.
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    Ocean Jasper Finishing Stone

    I had a phase like this too. I bought a bunch of stones like that and tried finishing on them. I ended up using the agates the most.
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    What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

    Thiers Issard Torpedo
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