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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorfeld View Post
    The stones suggested to you should only be used when your razors start giving you lousy shaves. They are meant for re freshening the edges, not got a full honing which takes several more stones and a carefully learned set of skills, not similar in any way to sharpening a knife. Find a mentor in your area, a wealth of info to had face to face.
    At the risk of sounding lazy: I will probably just take them to the knife shop. $5 a piece. And besides. How often would they need honing?
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    Your straight shaving career will be short lived, after shaving with a straight, honed at the knife shop.
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    never heard of that paste but you could do a search and see what comes up. Maybe try it on balsa to start with. +1 to knife honing causing issues. If he hasn't been doing straights before I wouldn't be letting him start now.
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    The blade shop is a barber supply store. LOL I think he knows what he doing. He also sell knives and scissors. He's a retired barber. He opened the shop 1 block away from a cosmetology and beauty academy. Pretty smart cookie.
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    The reason we became friends; I take my knives to him. He's also the one who got me interested in str8s.
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    Sounds like a good friend to have. Wouldnt bother with paste just get him to touch them up.
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    +1 to all the advice given so far. All I can add is ..... just like medic school, all the reading and studying is just to prepare you to become a wet shaver, the actual learning comes when you venture out on your own. Most of all, Have Fun!!
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    Learning on the fly. I just had my friend round off and dull the point. Just trying to avoid another bloodletting. lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firerescue142 View Post
    Learning on the fly. I just had my friend round off and dull the point. Just trying to avoid another bloodletting. lmao
    I personally prefer a rounded or muted tip, works better for me

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    I learned that lesson the hard way. But, I refuse to give up.
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