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i am interested in Japanese straight razor in general
i already own a few Swedish made razors
Many Japanese razors are made with Swedish steel
would i notice much difference in shave feel between Japanese Swedish steel razor, and razor made with Swedish made Swedish steel razor?
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I have a new to me feather SS kamisori style.
It came with father pro blades
Do the super pro blades makes that much of a difference, .2mm more blade exposure.
Do any any other non feather blades fit? Reviews,opinions?
i finally acquired my first kamisori
i noticed that edge has smile
i do not know if this intentional or from wear
i do not think the smiling spine= smiling edge rule applies here
are kamisori's traditionally straight?
for now I am going to hone it with smile
i've been experimenting with different lubrication while honing
dawn and water
dry on smooth/finishing ark
sewing machine oil
proprietary honing oils
What to look for when buying kamisori on line/auction?
I know very little about them, never owned or even handled one.
I'm not looking for a hero piece, but i do want them to be serviceable and get a decent shave from.
I'm thinking about buying kamisori/s from auction on line. I have a pretty...
i recently honed up a arbenz frame back
i fascinated with them they are so different from anything i own.
i expected a super thin blade, since i read that is one of reasons for design
i found the blade thick and chunky nothing thin about it at all, but still has decent balance
are they all...
any info please?
confused with all the different blades under same wilkinson sword name...US made, German made???
on a whim i ordered these DE blades from auction site, they cost $6.38 US/ 100 blades shipped approx 2 weeks
did gillette sell out/ liscence its name for these blades
found some decent looking leather locally, veg tanned cowhide
salesperson at shop said it needs to be finished/ sealed and possibly stained.
is there a preferred finish/sealer for strop purposes?
what weight is preferred 4-6 ounce, 7-9 ounce, 10-12ounce?
or preferred thickness?