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    Thanks for the quick replies
    I've already contacted Bruno,but I think I'll try it myself, if it needs a honing between every 10-30 shaves, I figured that I'll have to be able to do it myself sooner or later.
    This morning I've shaved myself for the third time and it went quite well, just the part around my chin didnt go that well,cut myself only on 3 places, small cuts so I'm quite happy with the result... And I tried the hanging hair test again and I must say that if I hold the hair really close to the cutting edge and move it back and forward while kind of pushing it down, it does break but this is probably not the correct "hanging" hair test but more "pushing" hair test... Any other test I might do? I'm looking for a honing stone anyway but I don't want to hone it if its not necessary...

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    I don't think this qualifies it as passing the test, but the only test you really need is that it can shave your face comfortably. However this doesn't mean that it will, since the technique is equally important. I know for sure that I wouldn't shave with your razor, but your beard may be fairly soft and easy to cut with a razor that isn't super sharp.
    I don't think you need honing every 10-30 shaves (most people need it between every 2-3 months to almost yearly), but you are right that you would want to learn honing. How to go about it is a whole different story. The usual advice is to get at least once a razor honed by somebody who know what they are doing and then learn honing on a cheap ebay razor. This way you have a benchmark of sharpness.

    How often to hone - the answer is whenever the razor isn't sharp enough. There is no way for anybody on this board to determine remotely if your particular razor is sharp enough for your beard. The closest you can get is sending it to one of the masters or at least to a member with honing experience and they will make sure it is sharp enough for most (or all) beards.

    I personally chose to follow the advice of the more senior members and started with a razor honed by a fellow member. If I had to start over, I'll do it the same way. But eventually it is up to you how you want to go about it.

    Anyway, good luck.

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    I know this is an old post, but strangely enough I have also found one of these razors, it's not the same one, the one I saw has '60' on it. Also Geis & Co 'Solingen'.

    Also in Belgium! Not in a shop, but online sale like that, but still, strange that the other known one is also in Belgium :-) I'm hesitating to buy it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by xChris View Post
    The fact that the case says "West Germany" (i.e., before the fall of the Berlin Wall), would lead me to believe that the razor is indeed NOS.
    My razor is brand new (DOVO) and is labeled W. Germany. So, I don't think you can date a razor that way. I just can't believe what I got is that old. It would be cool, however, if it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy925 View Post
    My razor is brand new (DOVO) and is labeled W. Germany. So, I don't think you can date a razor that way. I just can't believe what I got is that old. It would be cool, however, if it was.
    I surmise that while it was purchased new, it was most likely from earlier manufacture -- sitting in inventory from the vendor -- hence, New Old Stock.

    What's the packaging like? Perhaps that could further prove the period of manufacture?

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