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New to Straight Razors, consult the following threads or pages in Wiki
Important Wiki Pages
If you want to talk about general wetshaving with a straight razor, visit the General Straight Razor Talk forum.
If you have any questions on strops, visit the Strop sub-forum. Don't forget to visit the Sticky thread.
If you need you razor to be sharpened by a Honemeister or have questions on hones, visit the honing sub-forum. Don't forget to visit the Sticky thread.
Any restorations questions, visit the Restoration sub-forum. Don't forget to visit the Sticky thread.
If you need further help, do not forget to look at the Wetshaving instructions and tutorials in the Shave Clinic & Newbie Check-in forum.
Last edited by Luc; 08-16-2012 at 08:44 AM.
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i have been using a straight razor since 1991. i have honed my own razors, and feel that several members have insinuated that since i do not send my razors to be honed,i dont know what a good shave is. i am a computer idiot. but i sserved in fallujah and used a straight razor there with only enough water to wet my face. some folks on here seem to think that honing your own razor is impossible or beneath them.....i hone all my razors, have never sent one to be honed. how many here hone their own razors? am i alone?
First of all...this ex-USN Corpsman wants to say, thank you for your service. I don't have an answer for you though as I have only 2 straight razor shaves under my belt, but am really enjoying learning the new techniques. I also intend to learn how to hone my razor(s) as I also sharpen all my knives. I figure that if I'm doing it incorrectly it will feel/act different than the honed /shave-ready blade felt like when it was first delivered. Will be following this topic closely :)
Originally Posted by bokerfan
First of all, I'm new with straight razors but I've been sharpening knives, woodworking tools, etc. for nearly 50 years. If I can't learn to sharpen, hone, strop a straight razor then I shouldn't be using it.
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