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    Default My first Japanese straight razor

    I have been sticking to Solengen straight razors (except for the Gold Dollar that I got to make my honing mistakes on) and thought that it was about time to branch out.

    I got myself a shave ready Nakashige KJKMA Straight Razor for $30.

    For $30, I can live with a bit of tarnish on the tang and tail.
    Besides... a bit of tarnish gives an older blade a look of distinction and authenticity, right?




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    Unable to enlarge the pic. I have looked at and been curious of Japanese razors. Never took the plunge though
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    I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Japanes razors can definitely hold their own against the best of them.
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    I can not download images from my digital camera today.
    This was the best image that I could get from ebay for a sold item.

    This one seem to have just the hint of a Spanish point to it, which is also new to me since I've pretty much stuck with Round points.
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    Is this it?
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    Would you call that a Spanish point?

    Previously I couldn't get a URL for the larger images on ebay.
    (Then again, my computer has been acting a bit flakey for the last couple of days.)

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    Si! That's a Spanish Point. A mild one at that judging by your photo.
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    Nice looking razor. Japanese razors are top notch as far as quality goes.$30 sounds like a score, but you could have gotten 4 gold dollars for the same price... 😀

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    That's a great looking razor. I have been hanging my nose over a Japanese razor for some time but haven't taken the plunge.

    I am curious as to the grind profile of this razor. The ones I have been looking at do not have a symmetrical grind which is why I haven't jumped in yet. I guess it would be a different technique for shaving. Yours looks like a western style folding razor so I wondered if it was ground that way too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porl View Post
    That's a great looking razor. I have been hanging my nose over a Japanese razor for some time but haven't taken the plunge.

    I am curious as to the grind profile of this razor. The ones I have been looking at do not have a symmetrical grind which is why I haven't jumped in yet. I guess it would be a different technique for shaving. Yours looks like a western style folding razor so I wondered if it was ground that way too.
    That one looks to be a western grind. The majority of the Japanese folding razors are western grinds, but there are many with asymmetric Japanese grinds as well.
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