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    OK Thanks guys.One of my sons uses a straight razor so I bought him a water stone ,ceramic, about 6000 grit and he said it wasn't fine enough. I don't know why he even uses one as he has skin like mine & suffers from a condition like acne: according to a skin specialist I was a decendant from someone who survived the "great plague" but I haven't done the research to verify (much easier these days). I used to use an electric 3 head razor but in recent years I use a battery clipper or a disposable. I advised my son to strop it & he already was.He was after a grit like 15000 but the cost benefit seemed outragous beside the difficulty in sourcing one. I did buy one (about 12000 grit i think) only to find it was broken upon opening: only a corner. It was Chinese, & not Veritas or similar quality but extremely expensive, so returned it post haste.

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    I haven't used a razor since I was 23 I figured all that shaving every Morning at 5 :Am for 6 years was enough for a life time. Many times having to shave again in the evening before going on night duty. For the past 40 years I have just used the electric clipper that I use to give myself a hair cut once in a while when my beard starts to bother me
    That rite there is one reason I don't really like shaving. Of course with my beard as course as it is, it drives me crazy after 3-4 days and itches like crazy.

    I've got fair skin, red hair and most razors I've used give me bumps if I go more than a day or two without shaving. Took me a few times to learn to shave with a straight razor, but now I have no intention of going back. My 8000 grit ceramic is just barely fine enough, and that's using a nagura stone to produce a slurry. I'd like to add a 16,000 grit, but those suckers are expensive, maybe one day.
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    Vintage twinplex blade stropper.


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    I used to see those a lot at auctions. The concept has been around almost as long as twin-edged blades and the "hoe" razor.

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    Why is he holding it in the wrong handd?


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