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    [QUOTE=Badgerstate;1805488] The Feather AC is smoother. I kind of felt like the GD was more scraping the hair off my face instead of slicing it. I even tried being really aware of my angle and it still felt kind of tuggy.
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    I don't own a gold dollar razor, but it sounds like the razor just needs to be honed. Also I can't find where he said the strop was destroying his razor . Cheap strop doesn't matter. You can use an old leather belt and the set belt out of a junk car as long as it is clean.
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    Originally Posted by Longhaultanker: "I have six Gold Dollars that I honed and they shave as well as any top quality razor." (As quoted by Utopian).

    Quote Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
    They don't.
    The heat treating is quite inferior.
    I don't mind your opinion, but I do mind you mis-quoting me. What I said in my previous post was: "Ihave six Gold Dollars that I honed and they shave as well as any top quality razor I have honed by a honemeister." If you're going to quote me don't do me an injustice.
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    Turned into a damn GD thread again, just shave with the thing and never complain when you learn different, they will shave, after some work and no matter what you do it's still a GD, maybe your fine with lower quality tools. And since your new and already having trouble shaving why not use quality instead of junk. But then maybe some of you guys would rather ride in a Yugo, that a Mercedes. Your choice but don't blow smoke up my butt about how good they are, I've been doing this too long to believe the bs. cause if they were so good you wouldn't have spent money on other brands, heck you can buy 50 of them for 125$. Tc
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    But how well they hold their edge, compared to a vintage blade. That's what is being said. We all know they will hone and shave, but never, will they be in the same league as a vintage blades, edge retention.

    Hell, I got a RSO here, that's shaves with the best of um. But it won't hold that edge past 3-4 shaves before needing honed again. He's a newb, you and I are veteran shavers
    with years of experience. I'd rather see him spend his money on his wife, or girl friend. Than to see him sending his GD out for honing once a month, or less.

    So by removing that,very possible variable, we can better evaluate his problem (s). That all... It's not an argument !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badgerstate View Post
    I wouldnt say that Im happy to damage any strop but if Im going to while Im learning, Id rather do it to a $12 strop instead of a $100 one.
    You've missed my point.
    I was trying to show you a way to not damage your strop regardless of its cost.
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    Wow... All one can really do is wish the fellow luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    Turned into a damn GD thread again, just shave with the thing and never complain when you learn different, they will shave, after some work and no matter what you do it's still a GD, maybe your fine with lower quality tools. And since your new and already having trouble shaving why not use quality instead of junk. But then maybe some of you guys would rather ride in a Yugo, that a Mercedes. Your choice but don't blow smoke up my butt about how good they are, I've been doing this too long to believe the bs. cause if they were so good you wouldn't have spent money on other brands, heck you can buy 50 of them for 125$. Tc
    50 for $125 eh? Got a link, I could make an incredibly frustrating and very small fortune out of that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Longhaultanker View Post
    Originally Posted by Longhaultanker: "I have six Gold Dollars that I honed and they shave as well as any top quality razor." (As quoted by Utopian).


    I don't mind your opinion, but I do mind you mis-quoting me. What I said in my previous post was: "Ihave six Gold Dollars that I honed and they shave as well as any top quality razor I have honed by a honemeister." If you're going to quote me don't do me an injustice.
    I wrote the post from my phone and inadvertantly cut off the last part of the quoted sentence but obviously no injustice was done. The sentiment was unchanged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    But then maybe some of you guys would rather ride in a Yugo, that a Mercedes. Tc
    Good comparison tc. My Benz has over 320-K on the clock. The only thing I have ever done to the engine is adjust the valve train every 20,000 miles. My Wosty is from the mid 1800's and still shaves like a dream.
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