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    A square point that is truly square at the point, no radius at all, and the last molecule at the point is sharp (unless muted). Many mute their points to reduce the filleting effects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Splashone View Post
    A square point that is truly square at the point, no radius at all, and the last molecule at the point is sharp (unless muted). Many mute their points to reduce the filleting effects.
    Ah... got it. I think I have 2 Friodurs kind of like that (top left and bottom left):

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    No. Those have a small radius at the point. I mean NO radius, even under magnification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Splashone View Post
    No. Those have a small radius at the point. I mean NO radius, even under magnification.
    Gotcha... that explains why Cuda described one as a "near" NOS. I do tend to like the flatter edges.

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    Not sure if Cuda is getting better or if it's just a really good razor, but this last 7/8 Friodur he sent me is truly amazing. I'm knocking out BBS in like 15 minutes.

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    Ok with out further adieu, the first of two honed by "The Man & The Myth" CUDARUNNER.
    When someone says their razor is sharp unless it was sharpened by CUDA it aint sharp!!!!
    Cuda you are truly a rock star and you have made me very happy. I will post more pics after I shave with my Genco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingHooper View Post
    Ok with out further adieu, the first of two honed by "The Man & The Myth" CUDARUNNER.
    When someone says their razor is sharp unless it was sharpened by CUDA it aint sharp!!!!
    Cuda you are truly a rock star and you have made me very happy. I will post more pics after I shave with my Genco.

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    I'm still scared of my razors from Cuda. They're as sharp as my feather, which is truly terrifying.
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    Default Late to the thread, but call me a fan.

    I'm the stubborn one the honorable Cudarunner bought the Nani 12k for. It went exactly as he says - is usually the last stone before going to the high grit G20 or an Asagi.

    Cuda seems to get more from his N12 than most I've tried edges from.

    The new guy is HARD on edges - even if his stropping is good (mine was not, to put it mildly). A straight stroke - no angle to the direction of the stroke is harder on an edge, as is using too wide an angle. Edges don't last that long, used that way.

    Certainly you want to gain some comfort w/ a shave before transitioning to the 'advanced' stroke, sometimes called scything or guillotine strokes. Combined w/ a shallowest angle that still shaves, the edges start lasting longer, as the honorable Sixgunner has repeatedly written.

    Anyone needing some honing would do VERY well to connect w/ Cudarunner. We've traded at least a dozen edges back & forth, trying stones, techniques, etc. I can say with confidence, you'll find his edges to be very shave-worthy. At no extra charge, you'll likely find him a pleasure to talk to, work with, and a sense of honor that has grown rare. I especially hope new guys will take advantage of his help. I'm richer for having done so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinklather View Post

    At no extra charge, you'll likely find him a pleasure to talk to, work with, and a sense of honor that has grown rare. I especially hope new guys will take advantage of his help. I'm richer for having done so.
    I take pride (honor) in whatever I do, no matter what it is in life. I guess I owe that to my father as he raised his four children with a work ethic of Work Hard, Do What It Takes and No Matter What You Do; Do It Well. He also said that if you couldn't do something well then don't do it.

    He cast a very long shadow as he was a machinist, welder and an mechanic. He received several awards from his company 'Green Giant' for the ideas that he came up with to improve the designs of the machinery including one that the original manufacturer saw and then copied it in the new release of machines since he hadn't applied for a Patent all he got was the $50 prize from GG.

    I wish he were alive today to see that at least the majority of times I have done well with my venture into the art of honing.

    I believe that my friend Glen says something to the effect of;

    "Honing is easy, till it ain't"

    And that is so true.
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