Thanks for the feeback everyone. I pretty much spend all my leisure surfing time here, and am learning a lot. Like you said, I think I am begining to get hooked because aside from the actual shaving, everytime I see a razor I think "I should probably get one of those" and I think I am experiencing the early stages of hone acquisition disorder, all the hone styles and techniques are fascinating . . .I have these fantasies of all these slabs of rock lined up along my workbench. . . ahh, someday.