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>> Kanenaga vs. Kamisori <<

Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:48 pm

Ok... batter up.

I have about five purchases on my list (waiting arrival) preceding my straight edge, but of the current CKTG inventory let's talk.

Who has owned & shaved with them?

Pros vs. Cons?

White 2 vs. White :?:

Double edged hollow grind vs. Single edged :?:

$400 : $160 is a BIG spread... that's an Atoma & a 75mm petty to me!

Re: >> Kanenaga vs. Kamisori <<

Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:26 pm

What are you shaving with now?

Re: >> Kanenaga vs. Kamisori <<

Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:00 am

RICK <> As I mentioned, I'm a straight edge virgin... outside of the novelty of trying out one of my KonoHD's for shits & giggles. It did surprisingly well, but it is what it is.

I use a disposable (Gillette Fusion 5) :roll: ...

Re: >> Kanenaga vs. Kamisori <<

Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:04 am

I asked because if you are just starting out, a Japanese straight razor may not be the best choice. I have a kamisori and shaving with it is quite different from a Western straight razor. Because kamisoris are asymmetrical, the angle at which you hold it differs from one side to the other, unlike a symmetrical Western razor.

My suggestion would be to start with an inexpensive straight. Larry Andro, who runs Whipped Dog (http://whippeddog.com), has an excellent beginner's package for well under $100. A shave ready razor, both a leather and a balsa strop plus a brush and soap.

But, if you have determined that you want a kamisori, I would recommend the less expensive option. The grind is the same for both - asymmetrical - and the only real differences that I can see is the wrapping on the handle and in the pics the more expensive kamisori seems to have a higher degree of polish.

Re: >> Kanenaga vs. Kamisori <<

Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:55 am

RICK <> I'm by no means bent on the high dollar Japanese product(s), but I have come to recognize they are often worth the premium. I have browsed at whippeddog before, and was very close to pulling the trigger on the package you reference... much closer now.

Thank you...

Re: >> Kanenaga vs. Kamisori <<

Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:42 am

Please let me know how they work I find them quite interesting over my standard str8ight razor. It's fun to shave with anything that resembles a knife espically one sharpened by ones self. Just think 60-80 yrs ago its was the only option beside the safety razor which I find still bring a priemium if its the rite one. I have never tried one a safety razor is there any difference compared to the ones as in say Gillette throwaways? Always wondered and now I am remembering my father coming out of the bathroom with enough toilet paper on the cuts he achieved from using one I guess their is a difference. Peace jmbullman

Re: >> Kanenaga vs. Kamisori <<

Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:01 pm

Rick, aside from the obvious handle wrapping and the even more expensive layered steel kamasori, the non visible difference is in the steel itself. The precision of the forging process is a more subtle difference that can't be seen, but best appreciated when honing.

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Ken
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