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    Default Some dude from outside Chicago

    Hey everyone, I'm kind of a metal nerd. Started off in a jewelry class at the community college which led to blacksmithing and welding. Sort of getting pieces from everywhere if you will. Recently got the straight shaving bug, I can maintain an edge as far as function is concerned. Nothing crazy, just "it'll shave your face". I'd definitely like to learn more on that front, maybe dip into the forge subforum a bit see if I can start making something cool eventually.

    Anyway, I love to learn new stuff from people who know what they're talking about so this seems like the place to be.

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    Hello and welcome to SRP.

    There are some guys here that are razor makers and masters of the craft.
    I'm sure as you progress, they will be a valuable asset and more than willing to offer help.
    You're in the right place.

    Enjoy your time here on the forum.

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    Hi WalterWombat,
    It's nice to meet ya.
    If there's anything you can't learn about all things straight razor from the guys here, you probably don't need to know it
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    Welcome to the forum. The members here have a wealth of knowledge to share with you. Checkout the honing forum and ask for clarification if needed. Enjoy your time here.

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    Welcome.

    What do you currently use to put an edge on your razor(s)?

    If you post a photo of your razor with a close up view of the cutting edge, you will certainly get some feedback about how to make it more shave ready.
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    I have a 1000/3000 combo stone, a 10k stone and a strop. Not sure what brands the stones are they were inexpensive ones off of Amazon for my knives. I'd like to get a set specifically for my razors, but I'm gonna look at what you guys recommend first.

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    Here's the edge after shaving with it this morning. Don't go super hard on me I'm a newb lol
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    Welcome aboard
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    Welcome, some great fellas on SRP that are only too willing to help. Check out the library https://shavelibrary.com/ it's a wealth of information.

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    Welcome! Just a warning though, there are some members here that are what you might call "enablers" Sounds like you'll fit right in, i've been bitten by the blacksmithing bug myself.

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