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    My two current razors, a 19th century Abram Brooksbank Defiance, full hollow 6/8 with horn scales. It’s younger cousin is a Boker Tree Brand 5/8 with their micarta scales. I love the weight of the old boy, the finish is far superior.
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    Nice! I'd go for the Brooksbank all day long.
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    A lot nicer than what I started with. Nice razors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markbignosekelly View Post
    Nice! I'd go for the Brooksbank all day long.
    In truth I bought the Boker as a standby razor, for when, or if, I have to send my AB to get honed. I wanted a decent quality, but not extravagantly expensive razor to practice honing and experimenting with stropping with pastes etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP30 View Post
    In truth I bought the Boker as a standby razor, for when, or if, I have to send my AB to get honed. I wanted a decent quality, but not extravagantly expensive razor to practice honing and experimenting with stropping with pastes etc.
    They both look like they will take an easy edge. Just remember to tape the spine when practice honing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markbignosekelly View Post
    They both look like they will take an easy edge. Just remember to tape the spine when practice honing.
    My new present to myself has been a four sided paddle strop from TIE, complete with diamond pastes, I’m really impressed with this piece, puts a superb edge on the Boker.

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