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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill31521 View Post
    The gd vs other razors "thing" been going on a long while. And been beat to death. I've heard it all. "Break them in half, they rust (carbon steel rusts all of it and fast lol) they're made from recycled refrigerators (steel can be recycled infinitely) . The steel is way too hard, it's way too soft. It's stainless, it rusts, blah blah blah. End of the day I would bet they sell more straight razors than every other maker combined. Beefy razor that can be had for cheap. The only objection I get is it's from china. And some people prefer to buy their goods from elsewhere. That I get. But the rest of it is baloney. My first razors were vintages and several new. I stood away from gds because of the advice I got. But bought 10 anyway. And managed to prove to myself (you have to believe your own eyes) that they can easily be made to shave with the best of them. Now most pricey straight have lot of frills. Like gold wash, fancy scales, etching. Which are nice things to have but have absolutely nothing to do with shave quality. Like a paint job ever won any race anywhere. Anyway just calling it the way I see it.
    Fair enough. I respect what you are saying. I do own a GD 208 and yes it will shave. But it is not my razor of preference. Had to put a tremendous amount of work into it to get it to shave, but it did teach me how to hone. All of my other razors were easier to hone and not that much work. For me, they serve one purpose; to shave my face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johntoad57 View Post
    Fair enough. I respect what you are saying. I do own a GD 208 and yes it will shave. But it is not my razor of preference. Had to put a tremendous amount of work into it to get it to shave, but it did teach me how to hone. All of my other razors were easier to hone and not that much work. For me, they serve one purpose; to shave my face.
    They are not hard to hone at all, if the seller does a good job of setting the bevel and generally fixing the razor so it will in fact hone nicely. In the raw, they are a bit much for some honers and particularly for new honers, absolutely. If you get one from someone experienced in these razors you won't have any problem honing it and there is no extra work involved.

    I might just have to start a Gold Dollar Honing for Gold Dollar Newbies thread. It's a different mindset from honing a nice Wacker or Boker. Back in the day, the GD66 in particular was way out wack. You would have an attack of the vapours if you saw me cheerfully applying razor to 60 grit belt hahaha! They are much more mild mannered now, but you still have to be prepared to do some heavy lifting, and own the steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill31521 View Post
    The gd vs other razors "thing" been going on a long while. And been beat to death. I've heard it all. "Break them in half, they rust (carbon steel rusts all of it and fast lol) they're made from recycled refrigerators (steel can be recycled infinitely) . The steel is way too hard, it's way too soft. It's stainless, it rusts, blah blah blah. End of the day I would bet they sell more straight razors than every other maker combined. Beefy razor that can be had for cheap. The only objection I get is it's from china. And some people prefer to buy their goods from elsewhere. That I get. But the rest of it is baloney. My first razors were vintages and several new. I stood away from gds because of the advice I got. But bought 10 anyway. And managed to prove to myself (you have to believe your own eyes) that they can easily be made to shave with the best of them. Now most pricey straight have lot of frills. Like gold wash, fancy scales, etching. Which are nice things to have but have absolutely nothing to do with shave quality. Like a paint job ever won any race anywhere. Anyway just calling it the way I see it.
    Right on, Bill. Pretty don't shave.
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