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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne1963 View Post
    I've thought about stropping a razor on a clean leather sanding belt. If I ever get a razor I don't care about, I might give it a go.
    Sounds like a recipe for hospitalization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudarunner View Post
    I've found that to be the biggest thing that newbies can't understand. So often you hear the 'I've been sharpening knives and tools all my life it can't be any different'.

    Well it is.
    Iíve done that, coming from great Japanese knives, destroyed one eBay razor though a rather nice one that didnít deserve me at that time. I still regret it.

    I also put more wear than needed on several more, but educations are expensive in many ways.

    Cíest la vie.
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    So why was again that you gave your razor to this guy? You are one of the premier razor honers out there today! I'm just trying to understand......





    [QUOTE=gssixgun;1942483]What happens when you trust your Heljiestrand SR to a guy that Sharpens Knives for a living



    He almost destroyed it completely on his wee little grinder

    I took off all the crap ass scratches from his belt grinder, fixed the heel then finessed a pretty darn even bevel back on there, yeah I am bragging ��

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    I don't think Glen was talking about himself. Most likely a customer of his. I could be wrong... But I don't think so.
    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    I don't think Glen was talking about himself. Most likely a customer of his. I could be wrong... But I don't think so.
    Bingo !!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayClem View Post

    I am in awe of those who can sharpen knives freehand AND put a great edge on a razor.

    Thank you, I'll except your generosity.

    I'll say this....for me, honing a knife was more difficult to learn, over a razor. I only hone, with stone in hand. So learning to hold a knife at the same angles with each flip of the blade, becomes crucial. Razors have a built in gauge for that. The only difference I see is, torque over pressure. Other than that, the process is the same
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    Learning to hone razors gave me a greater understanding of sharpening and has taken my knife and tool sharpening to a greater level.
    The goal is the same, get two planes to meet and creat a perfect apex, then polish it. The technique on the other hand is where it stops being the same. Compared to most other sharpened items, a razor has a very tiny and delicate bevel that is not backed by much steel, and need to be treated as such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    Bingo !!!!!
    My faith has been restored!
    Semper Fi !

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    It's funny, I came to str8 razor shaving & honing over 6 years ago while searching the internet for higher quality stones for knife-tool sharpening. I was another one who initially thought that because I had been sharpening knives and tools for decades that honing razors would be easy.
    Well I was wrong!
    I've been honing razors now for over 5 years and while I believe my skills to be above average I'm still learning daily and cringe when I see what happens to very good razors left in the hands of sharpeners that THINK they can hone a razor because it must be like a knife!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FranfC View Post
    It's funny, I came to str8 razor shaving & honing over 6 years ago while searching the internet for higher quality stones for knife-tool sharpening.
    I got here exactly the same way. Oddly enough by searching for info on Spyderco stones. Now they're hardly ever mentioned in regard to razors.
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