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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    Yes your first thing to do s talk to Karl , we can offer advise, but he did the job. I can't imagine us telling him he did not set the bevel, his work has always been top notch and his knowledge is really well respected, so I,m sure he knows how to tape and how much but after his regrinds I,ll bet the geometry is spot on. There's seething that sent adding up. Do you shave with a wedge ? Tc
    I have one other wedge that I use and it's a little more harsh than my typical razor but nowhere near as uncomfortable as this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP5 View Post
    This is pretty strange. If you weren't experienced with razors I would think you had rolled the edge on your strop or something.
    Are you shaving the same amount of growth you normally do or have you let it grow longer? You said it was giving you a good shave on the second pass, correct?
    I've tried it after one day of growth, 2 days and 3+ days pretty much the same result. Yes the second pass is better and results are good so it's a bit baffling to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TristanLudlow View Post
    Did you shave with it as it came to you without doing anything to it (including stropping)?
    Yeah Karl has restored a few of my razors and I always try them for the first time without stropping as he suggests. I don't remember the first shave being completely smooth but I chalked it up to not being familiar with this particular grind. I've probably shaved with it 10-15 times now.

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    So how did it go? Did you resolve the problem?

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    I'm happy to report that the issue has been resolved.

    I wound up sending it back to Karl with another razor that needed to be restored. He decided to re-hone it beginning with the bevel setter and then proceeded to do a complete shave with it before sending it back my way. Shaved like a champ!

    I will say unequivocally that there's a difference between the shave I get from a wedge vs even a 1/4 hollow grind from say a FBU. Using a golf analogy, the wedge has a more "boardy" stiff feel which I could easily get used to but is very apparent while in process.

    Anyway, special shout out to Karl for getting this razor dialed in for me. Karl, as I'm sure anyone who's been on the receiving end of one of his restorations can attest, is a master craftsman and gentleman as well.
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    Thats great. My last couple of shaves has been with a wedge and the shave was very different to a hollow grind. Very quiet,and what I would describe as, great tranafer of power to the edge.Glad you got it worked out.
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