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    went to a local antique store yesterday found a couple of razors way to know if these would be good to practice honing with also the one i really wanted looked near mint $20 she DROPPED BEHIND THE DISPLAY CASE with a think think thud i could have killed her it looked like it said dovo near the top of the blade now i won't know for about 2 months when the owner comes around if she remembers! anyway heres what i bought the rest were way overpriced for being so beat up as they were each of these were $10 $12 And $17

    E Weck & son N.Y.USA Sextoblade (the blade looks like a razor clasped between a fold of steel) black scales
    41 The Palmer Chicago half hollow blade (I think) Fancy multi colored acrylic scales
    J wiss & sons Newark N.J. barbers notch half hollow blade black scales

    can't get photos to show little help please using a mac with iPhoto
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    Blue, The antique store blades are not the best to learn honing with - in most cases. You typically have to undo years or decades of inexpert honing before any real honing can be done. The restorative grinding ranges from a few minutes to a few hours. Without pics, its not possible to say. What has to happen is to return the spine wear surface and the bevel to some state of being straight and parallel. There's a reason the experienced guys talk about learning on a known sound blade that has no smile or frown and has even honewear.

    It these blades are like most, I'd suggest sending to a pro to get the wear evened up, maybe a bevel set. Then you have a fighting chance of learning how the edge is supposed to progress and how it should feel on the stones. If the expense of having this done seems daunting - you've now learned why its best to start w/ a known sound blade. The work doesn't have to be professional, neccessarily, but someone who can competently do it. In the process, expect some hone wear to happen.

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    I have had trouble understanding how to include photos.
    First where's the trouble seem to be coming from; iPhoto, os x, or SRP.
    Here's how I have posted photos before. Just general steps as I don't use os x.

    1. scale down image so that file size is about 200kb or less.
    2. upload image to SRP
    2.1. Above the text composition area is a button "Insert Image" click that button.
    2.2. A pop up will open, if the file is one your computer select "From Computer" tab
    2.3. Click "Select Files" button
    2.4. Navigate to the locaton of the photos.
    2.5. Select the photos and Click "Upload Photos" button.
    Where ever your cursor was is where the photo will be. Once the photos have been uploaded a bit of forum code will be inserted into the post, that can be moved around.
    If you use the "+ Reply to Thread" button your done except for submitting the post.
    If you are in the advanced mode continue below.
    3. Scroll to near the bottom of the page to find the "Manage Attachments" button. Go ahead and click it. A window with all your uploaded images will open.
    4. Check that all the photos you want in the post appear in both the top and bottom sections.
    4.1 if the file is only in the top section drag and drop it into the bottom section.
    4.2 check the little check box on the image(s) and click "Insert Inline". The number next to that button is how many photos will be attached.

    About the usefulness of those blades. I have no Idea, I'm to new to this.

    P.S. just learned if you attach photo's but don't insert them, they will appear at the bottom of the post.
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    pink a little worried that would be the case still happy with the purchase my grandfather got a little excited when i showed them to him. They are worth it if just for shave stories he told me of his days of using them

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