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JimR--Eastern Smooth and Kanayama Strops

Japanese shaving and honing

  1. Vending for Fun and....Well, Just Fun.

    by , 08-07-2011 at 12:34 PM (JimR--Eastern Smooth and Kanayama Strops)
    I have this little marker next to my name here that says "Vendor." That means I regularly sell things related to shaving, to people who read this (and many other) forum(s). Mostly strops, but also razors.

    Now, it may be hard to believe (especially for those buying the products) but I don't really do it for money. I have a good-paying job, and so does my wife--between us, we're comfortable enough. The profit is for Kanayama, anyway; it's their sole source of income, these ...

    Updated 08-07-2011 at 12:38 PM by JimR

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  2. So You Want To Buy A natural Japanese Stone...

    by , 07-14-2011 at 04:19 AM (JimR--Eastern Smooth and Kanayama Strops)
    You've been reading posts about the latest greatest hone, the Shobudani or the Oozuku, the Maruka or the Maruichi, and all those people talking about velvet squeegees and crazy great shaves, and you think "Man, I sure want me one of them there rocks!"

    But you don't know where to start, right? The names are foreign and scary sounding, and they're so expensive, you don't want to get the wrong stone. Indeed, you really really want to get the RIGHT stone, RIGHT NOW.