Interesting Observtion..

jfdupuis

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As I was thinking of how to properly hone my newly acquired Wacker Jungmeister 7/8 razor I thought well what did I do with my TI to get it to another level?

BAm!

Added two layers of tape (I always hone with one layer to set the bevel, but instead of adding a second one I added two more layers) WOw what a difference. The razor will now pass HHT with ease right off the hone. I would say that it's probably close to a HHT 3 off the hone with no stropping whatsoever. Now for the test shave!
 

jfdupuis

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Well success yet again! I was determined to succeed with the diluctor method so I took my old 6/8 full hollow razor to task. Since the razor has a fairly wide bevel, I decided to proceed with two layers of tape. I et the bevel and then did about 18 dilutions followed by a good splash of water and rince with water only. After a good stropping session, the razor passes the HHT test with ease. I would rank it at HHT 4. Can't wait to shave with it! Now I just need to try the same method with my other stone. Hopefully my 2 double arrows will show up tomorrow so that I can practice on those.

Cheers,

JF
 

jfdupuis

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Hey guys,

well I shaved with the dilucot razor this morning. I can't really comment on the overall quality of the shave as I was in a real hurry and the gf was screaming at me to hurry up. I felt no tugging at all. I did however notice that the blade might have a small crack near the heel. it runs vertically and is noticeable. I'm debating whether or not I should use the razor again.
 

janivar123

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Might have a small crack ouch
pressing beside the suspected crack wit your fingernail should tell you more

Now is it a crack or not?
Can you remove it by reshaping the heel?

Hope you have good news
Oh and if you can get a picture that would be good
 

tat2Ralfy

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Just to add, if the blade is cracked near the heel, you can still use it as a perfectly good practice razor, you could even hone the cracked area right back, and simply consider that section of the blade unused if you needed to.

Regards
Ralfson (Dr)
 

james

Member
I had a razor with a crack at half an inch from the toe, running up the blade for 1/2": sufficiently large to allow bending the two "halves" of the blade in opposite directions. But still the razor was perfectly honeable.
I gifted the razor to a friend who wanted a practice razor, and now he shaves with it regularly.
 

janivar123

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That sounds dangerous unless the toe was cut down first :scared:
Just imagine the crack opening during shave to grab him or breaking ceating two extra spikes
 

Smythe

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Restored a nice Fox Cutlery razor the other day and while setting the bevel discovered a crack about 1/2 inch (13mm) from the point that ran about 3/16th inch (4mm) up the belly.
I finished honing and she turned out to be an excellent shaver... my only fear is a whisker getting between the crack and tugging... hasn't happened yet... but doesn't mean it's 100% safe but i am not too worried.

I may make her into a shorty and re-size the scales
 
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