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Thread: New Dovo LaForme - Chipped and scraping my strop :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by PieThief View Post
    Just thought I would give an update post on this issue.

    I send my razor back to Lynn for honing. When it got back they let me know that there was more damage in the chips than a honing could fix and it would require a bit of regrinding. I went ahead and had them do the repairs and honing and I just got the razor back today.

    I have been shaving with a Parker shavette that I purchased to keep practicing while the razor was out. The thing I noticed was how much better of a shave I got from the shavette. Not much irritation and very close.

    When I got the razor back today, I shaved and the shave was pretty comparable with the shavette, and a world of difference from prior to the repair. What a great feeling to realize my technique wasn't THAT terrible My shave today was very serviceable 2-pass shave. The only cut was a previous cut that I keep opening back up every day because I forget about it until I shave!

    I will post back in a month or so once I have had similar # of uses and let you know how the razor is holding up now that I am much more aware!

    Thanks!
    Great that it's all fixed and you are enjoying it even more.

    Can someone clarify though why it would be reground?

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    I always lay my razor on a wash cloth in the bathroom when shaving and later to air dry. I avoid tapping the faucet, so far at least, by using a damp sponge to wipe the lather off on. The only time the blade goes near the faucet is for the final rinse and then a wipe dry with TP. Even with all those precautions I did manage to chip a blade, I dropped the razor. Sometimes you just can't win. Sooner or later everyone, I think, will damage a blade somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    I always lay my razor on a wash cloth in the bathroom when shaving and later to air dry. I avoid tapping the faucet, so far at least, by using a damp sponge to wipe the lather off on. The only time the blade goes near the faucet is for the final rinse and then a wipe dry with TP. Even with all those precautions I did manage to chip a blade, I dropped the razor. Sometimes you just can't win. Sooner or later everyone, I think, will damage a blade somehow.

    Bob
    Dropping a razor is scary!
    I was clumsy and dropped it once and for a 1/100 of a second my hands were going for it in the air but then I stopped and let it fall.
    The razor was fine, a Bengall wedge, they can take a lot.
    Hur Svenska stålet biter kom låt oss pröfva på.

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    Yea, trying to catch a falling sharp object is scary but a natural reaction. I learned the hard way to not follow that impulse by trying to catch a 12 inch diameter slitter for a Kraft pulp machine layboy that I dropped. OTH could have been worse and if you are lucky you only do it once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Yea, trying to catch a falling sharp object is scary but a natural reaction. I learned the hard way to not follow that impulse by trying to catch a 12 inch diameter slitter for a Kraft pulp machine layboy that I dropped. OTH could have been worse and if you are lucky you only do it once.

    Bob
    On the other hand your hands will usually heal, a broken tool will not!

    Unless it's a dull razor, then you only need to let it rest and it will fix itself!
    The million dollar question; will it be better if it rests with tape?
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