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    Quote Originally Posted by okiwen View Post
    To palm strop, does that mean to just back drap the razor across your palm? As though I where wiping it? Does this work on Str8 as well?
    CAUTION... with a DE blade the second sharp edge is too
    close to the other sharp edge so you are very likely to give
    yourself a big old cut by hand stropping.

    In the early days of DE blades there were small shallow dished hones
    made and special stropping gadgets that exposed only one
    edge at a time. A gadget guy could make a stropping and honing
    guide if he was so inclined.

    The best bet is to hunt the local drug store for some DE blades.
    They are all "no name" but are mostly in the Persona family
    and they are inexpensive enough to use twice perhaps three
    times. There is no internet shipping so the four cents per blade
    is just that four cents... give or take depending on the area.

    Almost all of the DE blades have fused layer of Teflon that helps
    them shave well even when the edge so, so. Hand sharpening removes
    it and the fusing of the Teflon is hard on the steel temper so resharpening
    while an interesting exercise is difficult to do on such thin metal.

    Flipping a blade is not equivalent to stropping on canvas+leather.
    Once the cutting edge is collapsed using the edge from a
    reverse angle will not help.

    Stropping on canvas followed by leather seems to pull out and straighten
    the collapsed edge and also finely polish it. So not the same process
    as flipping.

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    I palm stropped my blades for 2yrs only had a nick 1 time when not paying attention now I'm into str8 razors..it doesn't matter what it is..point is..Focus

    Pcdad

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    I thought that the DE would give me a more comfortable shave. So far, not impressed. Not so smooth and tiny nicks. On to str8 razors. I will use DE for a breather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiwen View Post
    I thought that the DE would give me a more comfortable shave. So far, not impressed. Not so smooth and tiny nicks. On to str8 razors. I will use DE for a breather.
    The key puzzle piece for me was face and whisker prep.
    In the end: DE, tossable, or open they are all sharp steel
    that is trying to cut whiskers and not your face.

    That combined with a simple good to go shave goal very much
    improved my comfort while shaving. Some days I even get
    to chalk up a BBS shave but that is never my primary goal
    and I am too old to ignore comfort.

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    SE is comparable to a str8 razor...BUT nothing near the quality and feeling..I always got some slight razor burn regardless..str8's have so far fixed this problem

    pcdad

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    Awesome. If I can convince my wife I am drinking more and just stash the money I'll be good soon. Maybe kinda hard sell since she knows I don't drink. I'll pick up another bad habit to then give up. Then, I'll be even.

    Thanks for the help guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiwen View Post
    in time all the bumps that I didn't know I had will be shaved flush with the rest of my face. I won't have to worry after that. If my nose is not one of these then I'm doing ok.
    QFT
    Last edited by 44Whiskas; 07-23-2010 at 02:16 AM. Reason: grammar

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