Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: Quality of blades?

  1. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Manchester, UK.
    Posts
    40
    Thanked: 0

    Default

    That's a really good point and one that I think I will follow. Time to get one honed by a pro

    Thanks

  2. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Manchester, UK.
    Posts
    40
    Thanked: 0

    Default

    Ones to avoid. Didn't read that!!! To be fair, a few strokes on the hone and it felt good. Having said that, the first few shaves with this razor did put me off for 5yrs so, the Wiki is correct! I would say, buy one but get it honed straight away. It's affordable at the end of the day. But, I would not now buy another!
    davemillard likes this.

  3. #13
    The original Skolor and Gentileman. gugi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    17,408
    Thanked: 3901
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    thomas turner isn't even the same game as the salter. the turner is top shelf razor from when straight razors were at their best, the salter is a razor shaped object that sometimes with a lot of effort can be made to shave poorly.
    roughkype and Pdav like this.

  4. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Manchester, UK.
    Posts
    40
    Thanked: 0

    Default

    You are so right. The Turner is no where near honed to perfection but delivers a good shave. Compared to the Cyril!!!

  5. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    60
    Thanked: 2

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
    The thud comes from the stainless steel blade and the ping from the carbon steel blade.

    Carbon steel forms smaller crystals than stainless steel. One of outcomes of this is a carbon steel is more ductile (flexible) at any given thickness than stainless steel. When you give the blade a tap (on the back of the spine please!) the carbon steel well resonate more and longer which leads to the difference in notes.

    This really doesn't affect how they shave provided the blades have been forged and tempered properly. It's just a cosmetic difference.
    Really informative.
    I'm just getting into collecting razors myself. Had to put on hold due to family emergencies though.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •