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I can see why the Henckles is your favorite. That's one fine looking razor. If she shaves half as good as she looks it would find a permenant home in my stable.
 
Is it just me, or have you been getting a lot of new (or used/repaired) razors lately? We all know about your Ellis, and I recall a Solingen recently--now these two! Your acquisitions are only flaming my SRAD...
 
Is it just me, or have you been getting a lot of new (or used/repaired) razors lately? We all know about your Ellis, and I recall a Solingen recently--now these two! Your acquisitions are only flaming my SRAD...

These are the backlog. I need to clear them out.

edit: actually I need to take a few tests first, but during study breaks....
 
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Before & After ERN 10 years guaranteed. Except its in another language. Didn't do much with it yet. Still thinking about it. I did flatten the edge though.

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edit: examined the steel under magnification. Theres a lot of minor pitting going on. :( It will never be mirror finished. :(
 
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This one is going into my rotation. Got it off a member here, came with some sandpaper marks on the tip on near the edge. So I got rid of those, and then I polished up the scales and restraightened them because the razor wasn't centering properly.

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So I haven't been as active lately because I've been experimenting with hones and greaseless compounds and pastes. And beating Fallout 3. :D Oh, and helping CPS save the children. Anyway, this is the before and after pics of my greaseless compound experimentation. I don't have a buffer, but I damn well want one now. I think I could get a better finish with a full size buffer. Or at least 6". Process used. On one side of the blade I used the 180 grit and then just blasted it with bristle discs and did a quick polish. The other side I did a 180, 240, 400 grit progression, then did a quick polish. It can get shinier, I just didn't feel like the razor was worth the extra time. But the pits were deep, not sure if I can get better than this without removing more metal than I'm comfortable with.

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http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/ltyau/Before After/GButlerbefore1.jpg
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AFTER http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/ltyau/Before After/GButler-01.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/ltyau/Before After/GButler-02.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/ltyau/Before After/GButler-03.jpg
http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/ltyau/Before After/GButler-04.jpg
For the time spent, I'd say the results are pretty damn good. And the best part is no hand sanding. :beer2:
 
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