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Re: I think its time for a razor...

Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:31 pm

Just wondering if this is a chicken or egg thing. Did razors get you into knives, or knives into razors? Since getting into knives i have become increasingly interested in razors (yet to take the plunge)

Re: I think its time for a razor...

Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:47 am

brekk81 wrote:Just wondering if this is a chicken or egg thing. Did razors get you into knives, or knives into razors? Since getting into knives i have become increasingly interested in razors (yet to take the plunge)



well...since I am in the restaurant industry, knives definitely came first. For many years I have always wanted to try a strait. Now that I have some stone inventory and sharpening experience I feel I am ready for a strait!

Re: I think its time for a razor...

Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:21 am

I've got a few more, but they didn't need honing.

I tend to use a different razor every day, so they stay in top shape for a long time. I hone daily though, just not my own razors.

Re: I think its time for a razor...

Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:18 pm

I too got the bug, but a lot to learn! I had a razor sent to me to try it out, I love it! But here is my dilemma. I have a heavy beard and I find the razor tugs or pulls a lot. I need to get it sharpened by someone who knows what they are doing, or have someone post a video of proper technique so I can wreck a cheaper on before I try to sharpen this one http://www.fendrihan.com/thiers-issard- ... -1470.html I hate rabbit holes! Eventually I'm going to make some, but first I need to learn what makes them tick.

Re: I think its time for a razor...

Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:11 am

For me knives drew me in. Was shaving with a paring knife then bought a straight razor. Better suited for the task.

Re: I think its time for a razor...

Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:36 am

A grown man should not shave with a plastic toy...

Straight razors takes sharpning & knife-nerdness to a whole new level.
Suddenly it's not only sharp enough to push-cut hair, it's also the fact that you are gonna put it on your own face.
Kinda motivates you do make it smooth to :D

Re: I think its time for a razor...

Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:32 am

Good to see you here Jens!

Don't be a stranger ;-)
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