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    Clay, I would give this a try. I highly respect Todd’s work and opinion.


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    Clay produced a video where he held the razor by the tang only. Then rotated the rod holders 90*. Not sure this works with the upgraded arms. There’s a video here if you scroll down a bit.

    Mike, I think the link is not quite right. I end up at the main WE page. Have you got the right link for us?

    Mark, Clay may be the better one to direct to his video. I didn’t even remember posting that, it’s been a while, and I have to leave for work shortly. If the 12.5 hour “day” doesn’t wipe my memory, I’ll see if I can find it. Still feel Clay is your man.

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    Like Ken, I was taught to sharpen my straight-razor lying flat on the stone. The only stone I ever used was the ultra-fine (mirror finish) ceramic razor hone I bought with the razor (and got the sharpening and use instruction for free). This was back in the ’70s.

    If you maintain a razor well, the ultra-fine is all you’ll ever need, aside from a traditional barber’s strop and a shaving brush.

    Hands have gotten too unsteady for putting that kind of steel to my throat anymore, so the razor and strop are wall-hangers.

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