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    Newbie to the world of straight blade shaving... just starting up. I have recently acquired via Ebay two razors. One would be a Frederick Reynolds 11/16 french point "Hamburg Ring" in black synthetic scales, this razor was listed as "Shave Ready", but unfortunately was not... but close to. Tried a test shave on the side of my face, it dragged a bit (might have been my technique... first shave) and after close inspection seemed to have an uneven grind. The Second razor "The Famous (PIC)Razor" and on the tang it seems to say "Made in PIC Germany", no other information on this blade other than it is hollow ground and has a round point and white synthetic? scales.

    So I hope to be able to converse with other people on here and learn about putting and maintaining a proper edge and other misc... etc.. and in the future expand upon my fledgling collection

    Jay

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    First off, Welcome to the forum. If your new to the World of Str8 shaving, I'd strongly recommend getting the basics down first, like proper technique, preperation, lather building, learning your face and how to use a str8 razor. I wouldn't mess with honing for a while. I would send the razors out to a pro and let him hone them for you. That way, you'll razors that are "truly" shave ready and can concentrate on learning to shave. Once you've got that down, then get into honing...Learning to hone a razor to shave readiness takes some time to learn and lot's of patience....
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    Thanks for the info.. after reading a few other post I plan on sending them in to a pro for honing.. I will try a few more times with the Frederick Reynolds before sending it in because it seems I need to give it a few more shots to see if it's my technique that's at fault, not the blade. The PIC is definitely going in ASAP for honing.

    *** BTW had to note that the cool factor of shaving with a blade that's older than my great grandfather can't be underrated!

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