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    Bartds - You are my hero! Too many people get a 7 day set just to be fashionable. Razors are meant to be used as intended in my book!

    However, I understand the need that a collector has in not using them. "Come look what I have" And when they are asked, "How do they shave?" The collector answers, "I don't know, they haven't ever been used. But they are worth thousands!"

    I personally just don't get it! But I'm slow.....
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    Gorgeous! First time ever I've seen a "twisted" spine on a razor.

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    Yeah, I agree with John. Not shaving with them is a crying shame. That's like having a car or motorcycle you never drive/ride. What's it good for otherwise?
    I'm collecting enough identical Wade and Butcher Specials to make a 7 day set and I plan on putting them into a weekly rotation.
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    Very neat. That Monday blade will be fine if you round her off. I dig that spine work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    Yeah, I agree with John. Not shaving with them is a crying shame. That's like having a car or motorcycle you never drive/ride. What's it good for otherwise?
    I'm collecting enough identical Wade and Butcher Specials to make a 7 day set and I plan on putting them into a weekly rotation.
    Its like not driving nails with a hammer because its too pretty. Cars, Trucks, Guns, and razors are just tools. Use them like the maker intended.
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    Had 'Tuesday' cleaned up yesterday (to the best of my ability) , took it to the hones (one layer of tape) and had a shave. Completed some more cleaning today (pivot area). I honed it in a progression of 4 coticules , starting with a heavily speckled one that cuts like hell (slurried), a scratchy La Grosse Jaune (slurried) , a La Veinette and finished on a La Verte (no slurry here) + soap. Finally obtained a HHT3 right off the stone. Did 30 laps on firehose, 50 on linen and 60 on leather . The shave (3 pass) was nice and close with no irritation ,but nothing exceptional compared to my other Sheffields. I'm intended to use 7 different coticules to finish on every individual razor (will next finish 'Wednesday' on a La Dressante au Bleu). Here are some pics I took during the stages. Can do the same for the next six blades if there is any interest.Name:  CC5FAECD-F8FF-4D33-9950-FF59BA7B0CE0_1_201_a.jpg
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    Beautiful Please keep showing your progress
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    I always love to see coticule progressions.
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    I like that a lot!! Twisted spine work is very cool looking..
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    eh, what else is new...Monday's are always garbage LOL

    Seriously though, that's an amazing looking set! Never seen that kind of spine work before, extremely impressive!
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