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    It can happen to any of us. I've been straight shaving for 10 years, and I let a spike-point shorty that TC loaned me to try last summer bite me twice! I have shaved with a number of spikes over the years without incident. I think that this one being a shorty-I didn't anticipate that point being where it was when I lifted the heel, and it just dug into my fat cheek lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    Yep!...it was all you. No doubt about it.
    LOL, Seriously though Mike.

    You sent that Demon wicked sharp, you should stop shaving and dedicate your life to honing razors for me.

    I will say though, I’m really pleased that my stropping has come along well enough that I haven’t killed your edge. Although my cheek might not agree.

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    Id be more than happy to hone them for you, but I would imagine shipping fees would be the hardship. But that's your call. But I'm not gonna stop shaving. Could you imagine that...a guy that doesn't shave, saying...eh, buddy, ya want me to hone yer razor for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    LOL, Seriously though Mike.

    You sent that Demon wicked sharp.
    @Outback

    I have noticed that the more I use that Demon and the more it gets stropped. The more comfortable it is.

    Why would that be? Am I just getting used to the razor or maybe stropping makes an edge more comfortable.

    Or maybe it’s just my imagination.

    It was so nice this morning.

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    Stropping will help mellow a edge like that one. So your not doing anything wrong. The strop is rounding of the base of the apex, giving the edge a convexed look. That's why I use a progression of strops after a fresh honing.

    I start with a heavy draw, and finish on a lite draw, like a shell or Roo strop. Between all those strops, I accumulate somewhere around 300 passes or more. And well worth the effort come shave time.

    I got a barber that has me hone his razors once in awhile. His are convexed, big time. I might hone them once or twice a year, other than that, all he does is strops them.

    Here's a pic of one of his. You can see how rounded the apex is.

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