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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcamp View Post
    Sharptonn, you know your razors. The President is a Cryo Treated Stainless blade from what I can tell. I'm not sure on the cryo but it says stainless on the scales LOL!
    I am just slightly prejudiced! That's all! Mine says 'Frozen'

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcamp View Post
    Sharptonn, you know your razors. The President is a Cryo Treated Stainless blade from what I can tell. I'm not sure on the cryo but it says stainless on the scales LOL! I am new to honing and I don't want to risk anything since I'm trying to keep this thing in good condition and it's not a razor to learn on. I've been talking briefly with Glen about taking care of this and a few other ones. BTW. If anyone knows where I can get my hands on a Dictator I'd love to find another one.
    Do you have one now? I would LOVE to see pics if you do!

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    I think they are trying to get rid of one in Egypt!
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    Seriously, I thought I would answer the OP's original question. As a razor is smiling, it is pushing the skin tighter as it goes. Away from the edge and making for a more efficient shave. If frowning, it pulls the skin into a wad and results in cuts and improper shave. Any razor with a frowning edge needs work and any razor with a (even slightly) smiling edge is much better than a straight one in my comfort zone. I ALWAYS hone toward a smile! This is JMHO
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    I believe the word "Cryo" is short for cryogenically tempered. Most stainless blades are so tempered and the ones I have seen have been marked Frozen Temper, Ice Tempered and Eishartung. There are undoubtedly more ways to say in more languages too. All have them have been great shaving blades.

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    I HAD a dictator in nearly NOS conditions until I let my brother try to buff out a tiny blemish on the blade. I don't think I've been that disappointed in a long time after seeing the resulting carnage. I won't post pictures because it is just too terrible to bring up. I will pawn internal organs to find another one. Still have the old one. Damaged blade and all.

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