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    Pa. barber code . old style straight razor are fine, as with all barber tools you must follow proper sanitation & sterlization. 1st rule of any professional barber is to protect the health of his client and himself! The sanitizing of the razor has it's own effect on the edge let alone general use. That's why I'm looking for what razors are relative easy to sharpen and hold a good edge? All help is greatly appreciated and will only give me more info on this subject, helping me choose without trial and error! Looking for razors that give a better shave than a shavette
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    Considered Friodurs? They are stainless, readily available from Jim Crowley. A bit hard to hone sometimes but edge holding is great.
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barberwiz View Post
    Pa. barber code . old style straight razor are fine, as with all barber tools you must follow proper sanitation & sterlization. 1st rule of any professional barber is to protect the health of his client and himself! The sanitizing of the razor has it's own effect on the edge let alone general use. That's why I'm looking for what razors are relative easy to sharpen and hold a good edge? All help is greatly appreciated and will only give me more info on this subject, helping me choose without trial and error! Looking for razors that give a better shave than a shavette
    I have autoclaved a variety of razors with stainless steel scales and the edge holds up just fine. In addition to the Wapi, there are stainless steel scaled razors available from Dovo and TI.

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    Wapi. Sleek.Easy to keep clean. Great shaver. If i saw a barber with a wapi not having any str8 nowledge i would be very impressed and definately would go back to him if he was good with it. there super smooth shavers

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    I found a Wapi on e-bay got it on the way. So that's one in the fold ,watching the dovo's to see what's avialable. seen a dubl duck gone for $200, maybe someday, put that on the wish list! Thanks everyone for your input. keep it coming I want to learn for those who've been down this road!

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    Get an old Sheffield wedge razor. You will be reknown for the smoothest shaves around!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barberwiz View Post
    I found a Wapi on e-bay got it on the way. So that's one in the fold ,watching the dovo's to see what's avialable. seen a dubl duck gone for $200, maybe someday, put that on the wish list! Thanks everyone for your input. keep it coming I want to learn for those who've been down this road!
    I just wanted to add that the cycle time of an autoclave is only 15-20 minutes, so you only need two razors per barber to get started.

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    I have always been told by the old barber gentlemen that they preferred C-Mon (Peter J. Michaels) and Dubl Duck razors although many had sizable collections. Some have also expressed to me a fondness for US razors like Genco and King. Some liked the old Sheffields as well. Considering this, I would think that a 5/8 razor would be best to accommodate all face sizes and shapes along with a full hollow or extra hollow blade which are usually pretty easy to sharpen and rehone and tend to hold a good edge for a while.

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    If you want to autoclave on the cheap, and as long as inspectors understand the concept of their equivalency, a home electric pressure cooker works exactly like an autoclave. Most pressure cookers will go to 15 pounds pressure, which translates to about 121C. That is certainly adequate for sterilization of Wapis.

    One suggestion, if you want another brand of razor, just ask around for some old Wapi scales. Lots of people have rescaled their Wapis leaving you ample opportunity to swap them onto some other stainless steel razor.

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