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Thread: Quarter Hollow/Near Wedge vs Full Hollow

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    I have and use blades that are near wedge to full singing hollow. Yes, there is a difference in that the less hollow, the more steel, which means more weight, so it's seems easier to mow down stuble. The full or singing hollows are lighter, and flex somewhat. I am not sure if one has a longer learning curve, but the technique is somewhat different with each because of the weight and flexibility. I shaved earlier this week with a full hollow dubl duck that had been touched up, and it was effortless, even going against the grain of the thick stuble on my chin. I believe both technique and a good edge had a lot to do with it. You will see your technique change and evolve with every shave, and soon you'll be experiencing good and close shaves with any blade that is shave ready.
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    My experience with a variety of SRs, including full hollow, is that the full hollow requires a *much* lighter touch. It's almost a little like shaving with a sharp DE blade--let the weight of the razor do the work (while still maintaining a firm grip).

    As in many things, perfect practice makes perfect. Just start off slowly.

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    A week or so back, I looked in my rotation drawer - and only 2 of the dozen were hollows or extra hollows. The rest were 1/4h or heavier. The irony is that my other favorites are the extra hollows. I first thought I just liked the heavy grinds, but a sweet old spike point corrected me. I like heavy razors - whether or not the grind is heavy. The mass just makes them easy to articulate precisely. The only heavy extra hollow I have is a lovely 15/16 Wacker scalloped-back. 'Big friendly giant. With the weight in the spine and shank, its just as easy to use as my smaller blades.

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    Yea, I do like a heavier razor but not necessarily a heavy grind too. Nice wide spine, thick tang and very hollow blade will do nicely.

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    Well I've noticed that people have preferences on styles and grinds of razors, and I'm sure I won't be an exception. I've got several different styles and grinds of razors so hopefully before much longer ill be able to figure out my preference of razors.
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