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    I put 'Lime Twist' back into my rotation today for its 100th shave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesman7 View Post
    I put 'Lime Twist' back into my rotation today for its 100th shave.
    Good metal, good grinding, good honing, good stropping

    They will shave a long time
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    I dont have that kind of patience. I usually touch up before I get to 100
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    Shave #88 with the Filly 14 Sub Cero, the edge is still shavin’ on putting out DFS. The edge has not touched anything but linen, canvas, suede, and leather, no abrasives. The little kiita is literally a prop, to hold the razor up. I was getting tired of the same old images and wanted something different.

    With a high mileage edge like this one, I have noticed that soaps make a difference - you can tell, and it doesn’t necessarily depend on price though I usually don’t use cheaper soaps just as a matter of enjoying the shave. So far, 3P (one of the cheapest), AoS Ocean Kelp, AdP and ABC (two of the most expensive), IC Mango, And Santa Maria Novella are noticeably good. I think I’ll use the edge to test some others and see how they stack up. It takes a long time to generate a high mileage edge (this one was honed May 24th 2019) so I might as well get some bonus info from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve56 View Post
    Shave #88 with the Filly 14 Sub Cero, the edge is still shavin’ on putting out DFS. The edge has not touched anything but linen, canvas, suede, and leather, no abrasives. The little kiita is literally a prop, to hold the razor up. I was getting tired of the same old images and wanted something different.

    With a high mileage edge like this one, I have noticed that soaps make a difference - you can tell, and it doesn’t necessarily depend on price though I usually don’t use cheaper soaps just as a matter of enjoying the shave. So far, 3P (one of the cheapest), AoS Ocean Kelp, AdP and ABC (two of the most expensive), IC Mango, And Santa Maria Novella are noticeably good. I think I’ll use the edge to test some others and see how they stack up. It takes a long time to generate a high mileage edge (this one was honed May 24th 2019) so I might as well get some bonus info from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrescentCityRazors View Post
    Wow you might break 100!
    No doubt unless I drop the razor, lol.
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    Good job Steve, this reinforces what myself and others have tryed to convince so many of, honing all the time means your not doing something right. A properly honed good quality razor, a strop that YOU know how to use properly, and great shave technique and a blade won’t need a stone for a long time and then just a few laps on a finisher. My beard is as tough as anyone’s and I get lots of shaves with just leather and linen
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    I used to wonder about soaps making much difference until about a year ago. A basic soap will make for an OK shave, but a good slick soap that lathers nice and dosent dry out fast can take a shave to a new level of enjoyment. 88 on one edge is impressive Steve!
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    Thanks tc, 89 this morning, I’m shooting for 10/month with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesman7 View Post
    I put 'Lime Twist' back into my rotation today for its 100th shave.
    104 shaves and counting on this one, but it is getting pushed out of my rotation again.
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