I recently bought a J.A. Henckels Str8 Razor on this BB from Tstebins8, I have to say I am really pleased with the deal.
the Straight razor IMHO is in excellent condition, and the price was more than fair. Telly you are very generous man.
Anyway....As soon as I got a chance this evening, I sat down with the Razor, I did a little polish to the metal, then I Sonic cleaned it, followed by a complete re-honing.
It came pretty sharp, But by Telly's admission it was not quite Shave ready.
So I started back to a 4k stone, then to a 8k stone, finished with a 12k stone, by now this razor is ready to go. I tested it out on what hair is left on my lower leg...LOL.
the hair was coming off with ease.
Now I am ready for the Stropping.
I Have a T Miller Strop, So I did 50 or so laps on the cloth side, and then 50 or so laps on the leather.
I gave it another test shave, and the hair flys off with ease.
Well I am now ready for the actual shave test, that will come in the morning, I am confident that it will be a pleasurable experience. The Razor is well balanced in my hands, the blade is super sharp now, and all I need is a good nite sleep, wake up, and let er Rip...well maybe not the best words...LOL.
Anyway...I wanted to brag a little about my new Razor, and I wanted to give credit to Telly for offering a wonderful Razor at a great price, that was very cool.