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    I have just recieved my 7/8 from cs and i had to send it back because the pins were no where tight enough. I have just got it back and it is alittle better but not much. The razor was presharpend and i have to say shaves good i give it 10 out of 10 to be honest. But i have heard honmeisters say the factory bevel has had to be reset as the bevel was way off the cutting angle god no's how they can tell. any one no how i'd be interested to no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylandog View Post
    X, do you also have the 7/8 from CS?

    I remember a while back reading about yet another SRP member having a hard time with one of these.

    I have about a half-dozen of the vintage 14s (8/8). I love them. Two of them have been honed by Chandler and the others by me. One of the reasons I like them so much is because I've found them easy to hone and I'll freely admit that I'm a pretty mediocre honer. The ones honed by Joe just seem to keep their edge indefinitely. In that respect they're a world apart from my other razors (a TI wedge, a Wacker 1/4 hollow, a W/B 1/4 hollow) which need refreshes every 5 shaves or so (I have a very wiry beard).

    So this is pretty puzzling to me. I wonder if there's a difference between the vintage Fillies and the newer ones sold by CS.

    I, too, have a vintage 14 and it is the easiest of my hurd to hone. I mean it is heaven honing this baby, and yes, it stays sharp and never needs a tune up. I can't say enough about this beautiful performer!

    This tells me they are a world apart from the new ones! I feel very lucky to have gotten mine at such a great price on Ebay.

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    i think i more or less conquered my filly from CS. I ended up redoing bevel on low grit sandpaper and think I even took a few swipes on my DMT 325. Then fininsed blue coticule, yellow coticule and green yellow escher. to deal with smile, never quite mastered rolling x but used professional stroke method (short separate honing on both ends). It's a cool razor.

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    I just received one of the last #13 Doble Temple Filly's from CS. As a rule I don't restore razors and have little use for very aggressive coarse hones. I have a Shapton 3K glass hone that I usually use to set a bevel on a new razor.

    The factory bevel on the new Filly was practically non-existent. I don't know what kind of steel is used-but it is HARD-I mean VERY *&^&*#@ HARD,. I have never had an issue establishing a bevel on the 3K Shapton until I got this hunk of metal. There is a VERY slight warping present and a hint of a "smile" on the edge. Nothing that should pose a problem-ONCE the bevel is established.

    Learn something everyday I guess-I'm going to have to take it to a much coarser stone. On the bright side though-once its sharp, it should stay sharp. A work in progress....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt.Arclight View Post
    There is a VERY slight warping present and a hint of a "smile" on the edge. Nothing that should pose a problem-ONCE the bevel is established.
    A hint of a smile?????

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    SUCCESS! I took a while, but it was worth the EFFORT! BY far the most difficult razor I have ever honed. The shave test this morning was very satisfying. Now I HAVE A HINT OF A SMILE.

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    I had trouble honing my Filly too. But once it's in the zone - fuggedaboudit. Sweet shaver.


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