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    Maybe you could provide an update some time later to let us know how long it lasts?

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    I have a Mehaz piece of metal. Bought it as my first straight razor 18 years ago and have been frustrated w it ever since.
    I finally spoke to jerrod at The Superior Shave in Florida over the phone from Canada about 6 years ago. I ended up buying a razor (then several more from him). He never commented on my Mehaz specifically but after me telling him what I was doing to hone and strop it, assuring me I was doing it correctly he said he couldíve no reason why it wouldnít be a shave ready edge. He assured me if I bought a Dovo or other razor from him it would work out for me to my satisfaction. He was right. I now own and maintain 9 razors which I use daily w great success and satisfaction.
    The Mehaz has bedeviled me. Today I just put it through another round of stoning... this time 75 passes on three different stones, a smooth black(?), a 1,000 and then a 6,000 grit stone. 25 each on a green and then a red pasted strop, a plane nylon strop for 40 laps/side, and a leather strop again 40 laps/ side. I swear if this doesnít give me a satisfactory edge Iím going to break the blade so I never have to think about it again!
    FYI-Itís stamped on the tang, Solingen Made in Germany. Grrr!
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    Oh MY!................

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    Wow, that's older than this thread..
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    Send it to gssixgun and see what he thinks before tossing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawCobb View Post
    I have a Mehaz piece of metal. Bought it as my first straight razor 18 years ago and have been frustrated w it ever since.
    I finally spoke to jerrod at The Superior Shave in Florida over the phone from Canada about 6 years ago. I ended up buying a razor (then several more from him). He never commented on my Mehaz specifically but after me telling him what I was doing to hone and strop it, assuring me I was doing it correctly he said he couldíve no reason why it wouldnít be a shave ready edge. He assured me if I bought a Dovo or other razor from him it would work out for me to my satisfaction. He was right. I now own and maintain 9 razors which I use daily w great success and satisfaction.
    The Mehaz has bedeviled me. Today I just put it through another round of stoning... this time 75 passes on three different stones, a smooth black(?), a 1,000 and then a 6,000 grit stone. 25 each on a green and then a red pasted strop, a plane nylon strop for 40 laps/side, and a leather strop again 40 laps/ side. I swear if this doesnít give me a satisfactory edge Iím going to break the blade so I never have to think about it again!
    FYI-Itís stamped on the tang, Solingen Made in Germany. Grrr!
    So, short version is that it shaved worthy this morning. Not like one of my Bokker etc... razors but it was the best itís ever shaved and was acceptable.
    To see what happens w it going forward, Iím going to use some green and then red paste again this afternoon 25x per side, and then nylon and leather strop 40x per side. If it shaves comparable to today or better then I wonít smash it and will consider putting it into my rotation.
    LOL for the comments below. Iím on pandemic time and our illLiberal (pseudo-Conservative) government is ensuring we all have time for mundane honeydo projects.

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    I had one years back that was stamped solingen,no makers mark.
    Was a cheap knock off pretty sure, soft steel like it hadn't been heat treated at all.
    Glad it shaved, but sometimes you gotta know when to quit.
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    I hear you. I just did my stropping as described above. Weíll see tomorrow what the future for it holds.
    I paid good money for it back when, and from a somewhat reputable supply shop (In Las Vegas LOL). I just hate giving up on things mechanical when I canít objectively attribute a failure. As indicated, Iím ever hopeful but also a realist. I had felt Iíd never given it a fair shake after I was able to confirm for myself that it wasnít just operator error.
    I will know over the coming days, possibly as early as tomorrow. Todayís result showed promise as it was the best it had ever shaved and probably 90% satisfactory. Time will tell if it can hold itís edge over a few daze.
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    Well it does shave but not great comparatively. Iíll let it hang around in case I go on an extended trip somewhere, some day. A man can dream. Cheers all!

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