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    Default Straighten razor?

    Received my 220/1k norton today! :-)

    Practicing setting an edge on my POS Timber rattler.

    It is warped pretty badly. The round side is easy to set the bevel even, but the concave is just impossible even with x patterns.

    Is there a way to straighten a straight razor???

    Thanks.

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    I don't think that there is an easy way to straighten a warped blade without getting high risk of destroying it for good. Surely there are members here who know better.

    I have one old Wostenholm blade that was warped just a little, just noticeable when i laid it flat on the hone. I have few round formstone hones and coti that i've used with no razor related sharpening. I could set the bevel and sharpen that blade with these. It is a good shaver, but when stropping it there must be little more slack than with my other non warped blades.
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    Honestly, I wouldn't bother with that razor shaped piece of steel. A) Try to learn with a flat blade - you have to walk before you can run. B) Learn with something that will take a real bevel, so you'll know that your honing is getting you where you want to go.

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    Unfortunately no, not really. The metal is too brittle to bend straight and it'll snap pretty easily if you put too much pressure on it.

    Those Timber Rattlers arent good razors to learn to hone on though because the steel is such poor quality. As a result it might not take an edge even if you're doing the right things, which makes it impossible to gauge your progress.

    I'd be much more tempted to get a good quality eBay razor, something hollow ground in reasonable nick with no smiles, chips or frowns and learn on that. I've picked up lesser known makes of razor for well under 20 in very good condition and they have taught me a lot about honing.

    I'd consign that Rattler to the bin or use it as a letter opener TBH.

    Good luck and keep us posted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffegg2 View Post
    Practicing setting an edge on my POS Timber rattler.
    I had one of those

    good luck getting it to keep a shaving edge, straight or not
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