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    Quote Originally Posted by jrauen01 View Post
    How often do you guys head to Cannon? One of my best friends lives out there and it is a very small town
    We've met a few times within the last year or so. Consensus is that we'd like to meet several times per year. The last meeting was last Fall sometime. Maybe April? There's a section in the forum if you look around that's dedicated to posts about specific meets. It may be in the announcements section?

    If you send me a PM just saying "hey" and an email address and I'll save it and put you on a contact list when we start to form the next meet.

    There have been about 10-15 of us each time and we all have a blast and learn a lot.

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    I hope to be there next time. Hopefully the hazing isn't too bad for the newbies....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrauen01 View Post
    I hope to be there next time. Hopefully the hazing isn't too bad for the newbies....
    Not as long as you bring some sort of vittles to share.

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    As long as there is a White Castle in Cannon, I think you guys will be in luck! Exactly how many bathrooms does this guy have?


    Jk

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    Back to your shaving with a straight razor.
    If you want to start with a new set, yes there are number of vendors where you can get that. straightrazordesigns, classicshaving, vintageblades should all be good.
    Do not buy a new razor set on ebay. In 99% of the cases even if it's a good quality it will have a bad edge.
    The hones that you need to sharpen a razor depend on how bad the edge is. And in all likelihood you cannot evaluate it, so get something that is honed, shave-tested and ready to go.

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    what would you recommend? I am really eager to get a nice blade and get started

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    Hello there I'm Camelia
    new here just signed up and
    glad to be here looking forward
    to meet you all and have a
    nice friendship.
    That's a very interesting topic.
    But this field is still new to me.
    It will be grateful if you give me some
    more information about it.
    Thanks in advance.

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    jrauen01 - If it all it needs is to be sharpened, that's not a lost cause! All blades need to be sharpened. Many restorers "butter knife" straight razors (which sounds like where yours is at, edge-wise) while they're in restoration to make it less dangerous to work on, and then put the edge back on when they're done restoring.

    Doesn't matter how dull it is, as long as the razor isn't cracked, horribly rusted and pitted, or otherwise just extremely damaged, putting a great edge on it shouldn't be a problem at all.

    Even with a brand new razor, you still have to hone it occasionally, and you can still blunt the edge quickly through mistreatment, just like with vintage.

    Rob made a very good offer, hopefully he can get it back into shape. It sounds like it could be a really good razor.

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