Ok Tony, it looks like I will be placing an order shortly.
My agonizing over this is based on my particularly tight money situation.
Roughly how long will it be before I need to touch up the edge (i.e. paddle strop time)?
Oh and Tony, I HAVE a beard and I don't see that saving me a bunch of money!
(I'll be logging my beard down to a goatee shortly.)
The key is that once you start, you don't want to have to stop while waiting for the next real necessity to be delivered.
I think you find the frequency of use will depend on many factors. Once pasted though I think you will easily go 6 months or more before pasting again is needed and I can do that as well, still saving over buying tubes of paste.
We are switching over to paddle production on Monday so look for them shortly after that.
I too have a partial beard and no, it didn't save me money either <g>
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