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Thread: Lehmans Theirs-Izzard 6/8 razor sale

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    Default Lehmans Theirs-Izzard 6/8 razor sale

    Hat tip to this link for mentioning the razor sale: https://sharprazorpalace.com/razors/...azor-sale.html

    I bought one of these $99.00 Theirs-Izzards 6/8 razors. Who could resist the price? I already own three others and I think they are excellent modern production razors.

    So now I have it. How to hone / finish it? Shapton Glass 30k? Arkansas True Hard? Coticule, or Zulu Gray? Oh the dilemma. Then I remembered a thread here where the poster was talking about his use of the Belgian Blue Whetstone. I thought, why not.

    The factory edge wasnít all there. I broke out my Shapton Glass stones and 1k 2k 4K 8k and the bevel was set and edge well polished. I laid down about 300 strokes on the BBW going from slurry to clear water to just past dry. Stropped it out on my Kanayamma 80000 and good to go.

    The BBW has a reputation for being a mid-range stone. So I was a bit concerned about the edge being keen enough. I was most delightfully surprised. The shave was indeed keen, but especially smooth. A great shave. I going to keep the BBW edge on this razor.

    Here are some pictures.

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    Traditional TI tang stamp.

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    A bit different reverse side tang stamp. Iím used to seeing a C-135 mention, but not the blade size (6/8), or this word ACIER. What is ďACIERĒ?

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    Just googled it. Acier means steel. Steel C135.


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    The Blue is a very slow stone and not known as a great finisher. Really, if you have something else there are better alternatives. Of course if you've got plenty of time on your hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    The Blue is a very slow stone and not known as a great finisher. Really, if you have something else there are better alternatives. Of course if you've got plenty of time on your hands.
    As my original post said, I have plenty of options and plenty of time.
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    Everyone will have their preference of hones and sometimes a different hone for different razors. Whatever you are happy with I say!


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    Is yours straight when laying on straight edge. I recently got a TI that is a bit twisted

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    Im with Spendur on this. But if the edge makes you happy, thats what matters most. Good on you for trying something different driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Longhaultanker View Post
    I laid down about 300 strokes on the BBW going from slurry to clear water to just past dry. Stropped it out on my Kanayamma 80000 and good to go.

    The BBW has a reputation for being a mid-range stone. So I was a bit concerned about the edge being keen enough. I was most delightfully surprised. The shave was indeed keen, but especially smooth. A great shave. I going to keep the BBW edge on this razor.
    It has that reputation on SRP, which I don't find warranted. In my experience (and that of plenty of others), they can be very capable hones, also for finishing. They just are pretty slow, which is why most of those people prefer other hones. For a change of pace, however they do nicely.

    The status quo, reputations, preconceptions and such can discourage people from trying out new things, which is a shame really. So good show on a sweet deal, Longhaultanker, and happy shaving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biglou13 View Post
    Is yours straight when laying on straight edge. I recently got a TI that is a bit twisted
    Yes, mine was flat, straight. No troubles honing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pithor View Post
    It (the BBW) has that reputation on SRP, which I don't find warranted.
    Agreed. Not everything is about speed, fast, and cheap.

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    The status quo, reputations, preconceptions and such can discourage people from trying out new things, which is a shame really. So good show on a sweet deal, Longhaultanker, and happy shaving.
    I have many straight razors now. Something close to 50. I also have several different kinds of finishing stones: Arkansas True Hard, Coticule, Zulu Gray, not to mention the Shapton Glass 16k, 30k. I bought the Belgian Blue about two years ago but used it very little. Having remembered the thread from several weeks, months ago where the poster was talking about finishing on the BBW even on a dry stone (couldnít find thread), I thought Iíd give it a go... as something new to try. Glad I did.
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