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    Sharp&Shiny generously traded a few wedges for some 4/8ths I had. Wedges are interesting. Mine are, thankfully, shave ready. They are also wide. They shave well, but only if you use a very light grip, because they provide no feedback whatsoever. That is, if you hold the razor too tightly, it will cut. Very efficiently, too. Other than that, a wedge is, well, just another razor. I used to subscribe to the notion that stiffer grinds are better for tough beards like mine, but recently found out that this is, well, bollocks. A shave ready razor will shave, no matter the grind. Personally, I tend to like the feedback, both haptic and acoustic, a full hollow gives more, but, as has been stated previously in this thread, this is just a matter of personal taste.

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    I used to think myself a full hollow kind of man. But then I actually tried a 7/8" smiling blade that was honed properly. Getting the right edge on the wedge makes all the difference in the world. Kudos to Lynn for helping me with that one. I'm a believer in wedges now, they're just so...big! And...beefy! I don't like wedges any smaller though. Those aren't as appealing to me.

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    I suppose I prefer a hollow but if the edge is silky smooth & shaves close the grind is irrelevant to me.
    I suppose I lean towards the middle ground in size be it wedge or hollow.
    Don't like smaller than 9/16 or bigger than 7/8. Nothing to do with my beard, just got small hands.
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    I haven't used a wedge, but my favorite razor by far is my Extra hollow GOTTA 120 hamburg ring from OLD_SCHOOL. That razor just shaves like a dream every time.

    I do have a 7/8 full wedge sheffield coming in the mail......

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    To paraphrase Will Rogers, "I never met a razor grind I didn't like."
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyHAD View Post
    To paraphrase Will Rogers, "I never met a razor grind I didn't like."
    +1 What's not to like ?
    “The white gleam of swords, not the black ink of books, clears doubts and uncertainties and bleak outlooks.”

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