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    Wow!

    That's an offer you can't refuse (or you can, that's your choice; a generous offer no less!)


    a hundreds of threads were started after the shaving experience you just had and quite a few variables come into play some are user related other are razor related, you can easily search and find numerous threads almost exactly about your experience

    I'd suggest eliminating the most variables as you can and get a quality razor honed by someone who knows what he's doing

    If things don't feel right then it's not the razor, but a user thing; prep, lather, angle, pressure etc all come into play and it's not gonna be the same as you are used to


    One reason I stopped using DE and DE like systems was because I jus't couldn't get myself to like the blades enough
    if you realize what a well honed quality SR can do, you'll be amazed
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    I can’t speak to WSP shave ready honing abilities. I have six Gold Dollars that I honed and they shave as well as any top quality razor I have honed by a honemeister. While other issues may certainly be at play (stropping, lather, etc.), for me the simple, first choice, is the honing. Your edge probably isn’t up to shave ready.
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    Its no hair off my arse, but I'm trying to lesson the learning curve for you, and remove a lot of serious varibles.

    I started down this road by myself, over 30 yrs. ago with no help at all. One razor, One stone, and a old leather belt.
    I pasted the suede part of the belt, and finished on the smooth outside. I went thru a few belts before I got the Rhythm down, and took off 1/8" of my edge from having to rehone it every time I screwed up stropping.

    I really never had a great shave, till I joined here. The guys here got me straightened out, and down the right path.
    I'm just trying to do that for YOU.!

    COME ON, OHIOAN BROTHER. ITS A "FREE" VINTAGE, SHAVE READY RAZOR, WITH HAND MADE CUSTOM SCALES. folks here would be taking #s, and getting in line for this type of offer, would it be posted for all.

    If you don't like it..sell it, make ya some money towards the one you like. But your going to find its hard to beat a vintage razor, over a new production one. Especially a Chinese, Pakistan razor.

    Just don't understand why most newbs are sooo stubborn
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    If you really like your GD. I'd be more than happy to make sure its properly honed......for FREE.!!
    Mike

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    This extremely generous gesture will help tremendously. It is the perfect way to negate some variables and see what’s holding you back. If you feel guilty taking the razor, you can always shave with it a couple of times to get the feel for it, strop it, shave again to evaluate your stropping and then send it back. I can understand feeling funny about taking something for nothing, but don’t ever feel funny to ask for help.

    We can only guide you so far with our advice here. I’d think again about things. A couple of years down the road, there’s a good chance you’ll be doing the same for somebody else!

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    Wait, wait... can i get in that line too Outback? No? Damn, i knew TC's Cool list would ruin things for me some day.

    Your a fine member Mike to make this offer.
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    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    Jerry, its called passing it along. Its one of the things that make this forum so great. You yourself have been a part of this since you've joined, as you already have witnessed this, firsthand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Longhaultanker View Post
    I can’t speak to WSP shave ready honing abilities.
    I can.
    Consider re-honing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Longhaultanker View Post
    I have six Gold Dollars that I honed and they shave as well as any top quality razor.
    They don't.
    The heat treating is quite inferior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badgerstate View Post
    Obviously. The point is not that I intend to damage the strop but if I do, better it be a cheap one instead of an expensive one.
    Can't get cheaper than newspaper. The difference between your gold dollar and a vintage shave ready from outback would be night and day. Would give you something to compare your edge with.
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    Because of this thread I almost broke out my Gold Dollar. But then I thought again. Had a wonderful shave with a Vintage!
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    It's just Sharpening, right?
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