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    Default My first straightrazor

    I read up on this razor a bit from what I could find in the forums here. Was not terribly pricey as I was not willing to spend $200 or so on a razor on my first go round, any info about this blade would be appreciated. thanks in advance.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/320770570634...84.m1439.l2649
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    Link's not working for me. Is it a direct link to a super-sized image or to the listing directly?

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    Whilst I'm not sure I agree with the sellers assertion that passing the HHT assures a perfect shave, it look's like a nice vintage razor.
    It dates pre-1890 'cause it says 'Sheffield' not 'Sheffield, England'
    That's all I can tell you about it.
    I hope it shaves well for you.
    I would say use it in good health.
    Hang on and enjoy the ride...

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    Thank you, did not realize the age of it - love it. that is the same time period my house was built. will definetly have someone familiar with straigh razors and honing look at it before I use it. must be patient. thanks again.

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    Yes, it works now.

    Havachat is right, passing HHT doesn't mean it shaves wonderfully. Anyway, it's not expensive and definitely a good starter, the blade is not that wide to incomodate at first. But if you experience razor burns and feel like the blade is not cutting, send it to have it honed. The problem with most Ebay sellers is that they advertise shave-ready edge but you have virtually no knowledge of the seller's honing knowledge. Congrats!

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    any suggestions for a strop? you have all been very helpful. thank you so much, can't wait to get started with it - I love the ritual of the tried and true ways of doing things. Thanks again.

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