Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:41 pm
i needed to shave today and what better way to do it then with a new test razor
im a fan of heavyer blades and this one is jsut short of an inch tall and a wedge grind (10" wheel )
its all belt finished for me to see about any rust issues compared to the cpm154 i had been making razors with. with the XHP i shoudl see smoother shaves and nearly as long edge holding but thats why i have this tester so i can make adjustments in HT
i had a bunch of claro walnut done by K&G and i love the way it turned out with even just a bit of oil and a light buff
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:33 pm
Oh man! Looks great!! Looking forward to your review
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:48 pm
Mighty pretty! Hope it shaves as good as it looks!
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:36 am
the shave was much smoother then my cpm154 blade and that was at only 8K and stropping im not even shure if i care to go up to 16k at this point
now i ll see how long it holds that edge but its going to take afew shaves
Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:10 am
MR. HARNER <> Were you expecting rust issues, and have you realized any?
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:34 am
nope im not expecting any but i test my work harder then i hope anyuser woudl be that cutting things that a kitchen knife should never cut or leaving a blade wet and putting it away to see if it rusts (often knives and razors get neglected and abused but i want to know if my tools can handle it )
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:31 pm
I assumed a quality control measure, but I didn't know if maybe you were suspect with the XHP. You're work is truly admirable.
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