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  1. J

    Antique shopping, found 2 Japanese. Need help identifying

    Thank you, that was alot faster than I expected. Now I can try to find some information if possible.
  2. J

    Antique shopping, found 2 Japanese. Need help identifying

    hey everyone, so in preparation of buying some sharpening stones i decided to go out and look for some cheap blades to use as practice. as we were shopping i found various cleavers which were cheap enough but came across 2 Japanese knives a deba and santoku. the prices was cheap enough to buy...
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  12. J

    looking to get started but confused

    you know what................you're absolutely right lol. hindsight is always 20/20 what was i thinking :D
  13. J

    lets have a new razor thread.

    these are my primary 3, i have a few dozen razors i've picked up while antique shopping. soon i will start restoring them and maybe making some of the wedges hollow ground. i got into straights because multi blade new razors irritate my face no matter what preshave/shave products i used, also my...
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    looking to get started but confused

    i am ok with this approach of skipping the 8k for now, should i feel the need for it later i can always get one then.
  15. J

    looking to get started but confused

    thanks, everything is well. a few years ago he fell while dog sitting for our neighbors and got a cut in his ear, over time it formed a keloid which was growing up until this past year. with him starting high school he wanted it removed if possible before the start of the school year. needless...
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    looking to get started but confused

    wow, loads of great information. thank you everyone, I have been reading all the comments while at work (IT life has been rough these last couple of weeks) anyhow after some homework and conversation, I've narrowed down my focus to the followings stones: Atoma 140x, Beston 500x, Bester 1200x...
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    looking to get started but confused

    Thank you Michi, The use case of a 320 for me is there, alot of the old razors I've passed on recently had chips or worn unevenly but could be repaired. Also I will admit my kitchen knives have some small damage and the set my wife and kid use could use some attention.
  18. J

    looking to get started but confused

    Do you have any experience in sharpening razors? Would a synthetic have a difference over natural?
  19. J

    looking to get started but confused

    I will look into these
  20. J

    looking to get started but confused

    I'm not quite sure I follow? I dont mind getting better stones with a higher learning curve but better possible result. I would be hesitant on damaging the stones as I'm learning to use them. As for budget I'd like to stay under $100 per stone and would likely start with 3.
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