Yep, my first pro honed straight, and my first quality straight (no more "where was this made" stuff!).
I bought a restored 5/8" Lakeside Cutlery Co. (Chicago, Ill) straight from Joe Chandler. Today I recieved it in the mail. Well packed, padded envelope, with a classic style razor box inside, and inside that was the razor, carefully paper wrapped.
The razor itself was very nicely restored. There is a little evidence of surface cellulose corrosion on the joint (what cell handled blade doesn't?), but teh rest of it is just gorgeous. This razor could pass for brand new.
Of course, being me, the very first thing I do when I get it out of the package is rip some hairs off of the top of my head, and do a hanging hair test
IT PASSED! This thing is scary sharp. I can't wait until the rest of the shaving stuff I ordered over last weekend arrives! I want to use this when the rest of the kit `n kaboodle arrives
Oh dear...I think I might have to buy another straight to celebrate getting this one.