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    Default oh no no no! I pulled a really stupid one this morning.

    Still new only shaving for about 3 weeks with the straight. Halfway through shave I rince off the razor and procede to try and cut the faucet in half. Three nice nicks on my blade. I finished with my regular razor. So mad. I'm going to try and fix but all I have is 1k,2k paper, and a barber hone........so mad right now wish me luck....

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    Unless you have honing experience I'd suggest you not try to repair it yourself. Could do more damage. You'll want to send it out for repair & honing.
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    That hurts. Is it fixable? I have a 'habit' of never holding my razor unless the faucet is covered with a washrag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HaiKarate View Post
    That hurts. Is it fixable? I have a 'habit' of never holding my razor unless the faucet is covered with a washrag.
    Yes, this was recently discussed in a thread, making your area and habits razor safe zones!

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    That is a big part of the reason that many people never rinse the razor but wipe it on a wet towel or a sponge. There are also rubber bowls made specifically for this. I tried to find you a link but came up empty
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    This is why i never rinse the blade with running water whilst shaving. I might at the very end of the shave, just before i set the razor down to deal with my aftershaving and begin clean up. But at that time i'm not shaving anymore, and i can focus on hitting the stream of water, not the spigot.

    Sponge here.
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    Sharpening needs to be learned at some point (i have just gotten out the nicks with 1k wet on flat surface). I will move to 2k now. I dont have a wire edge so far....I like the idea of hanging a washcloth on the faucet.
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    I always put a washcloth in the sink full of hot water. I snatch it out to wipe off the blade and then lay it right back on the water. It kind'a floats around in the water until I need it. If I forget myself and dip the razor in the sink to swish off the blade the washcloth is between the blade and the bottom of the sink and metal drain stopper. That way I don't accidentally bounce the edge off of a hard surface. I never run water to rinse off the blade because of the ding factor.
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    Is it fixable? A photo of the damaged blade would help to access that. I do as WadePatton does in his post to minimize the danger. There are large collapsible silicon dog dishes that would do for rinsing a blade in too and might be a cheaper alternative to one sold specifically for shaving.

    It might be a good idea to have it fixed professionally.

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    Ok I'm as done as I can get. I only made maybe a dozen passes on the 2k super light x strokes. It took the haze out of the edge and spine. I then did about 20 passes on the barber hone. Stropped 100 times. It will pop one of the wife's hairs now as long as close (1/4 inch) away from where I hold it. I will shave in the morning and let everyone know. I just don't think it's as sharp as it was it would pop her hair no matter where I held it before. What a mess I made. Lol oh well if you can't learn something everyday........

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