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  • #7659
    Mikedoh
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    What is the greatest/largest angle that can give a relatively comfortable facial shave? e.g. Can a refined 40 degree inclusive edge do this? I know straight razor edges are well under 20 degrees inclusive.

    #7662
    Josh
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    I give my straight razor to 15*/side … As it has a very thick spin . It may even be more like 17*/side… I’llccheck it withtthe anglec cube next time I sharpen it 🙂

    #7664
    Mikedoh
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    Unless I’m doing something wrong, 15*/ side = 30* inclusive. When I tip my angle cube to 30*, I measure that your razor spine would be something like 1 & 1/8 inch thick.

    #7665
    Chris
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    When I tip my angle cube to 30*,

    Make that 15°.

    A recent video to explain the function of the angle cube. (smokeeater908)
    aka – RobbieLathem.
    http://wickededgeusa.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=2&id=3469&Itemid=63

    #7670
    Mikedoh
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    Not sure what you mean Billy. In reference to the spine thickness of the razor, 15 degrees per side x 2 sides = 30 degrees total for the spine thickness. So, if the razor were laying down with spine and edge touching stone as if it were going to be sharpened on a bench stone. And you propped up the angle cube on the spine and the stone, it would measure 30 degrees wouldn’t it?

    I see where I went wrong, I was too far out along the edge of the angle cube when I measured for the spine thickness. When I took another look at things and considered the distance from spine to razor edge, the spine thickness is about that of a pencil when cube reads 30 degrees.
    I was inches too far out when I took my initial measurement.

    #7675
    cbwx34
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    So, if the razor were laying down with spine and edge touching stone as if it were going to be sharpened on a bench stone. And you propped up the angle cube on the spine and the stone, it would measure 30 degrees wouldn’t it?

    No, it would measure 15 degrees. You’re measuring the angle per side. If you laid the razor down, and was able to place the angle cube on the sharpened bevel that was facing up, then it would read 30 degrees.

    #7681
    Mikedoh
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    I understand that the sharpened side edge would reflect 1/2 of total spine thickness.

    I was trying to figure out how thick the would be based on REknives ” thick spine “statement and estimated per side sharpening angle. I see the error in my initial figuring.

    All that aside, still wondering what the greatest angle an edge can have and still give a ~ comfortable facial shave. I know edge refine -ment has a large role.

    #7682
    Josh
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    Well here’s an easy way to calculate the edge angle based off of the thickness of the spine…

    Yeah I would say that the refinement of the edge is the biggest factor… 21*/side shouldn’t be an issue, why are you wondering?

    #7684
    Mikedoh
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    Just curious from cowboy movies etc where shaving is done with their EDC. Wanted to know if it was feasible to have an edge sharp enough for shaving, yet durable enough for EDC.

    Thanks for replies thus far, and REKnives please keep me posted on your razor angle.

    I get knives plenty sharp and shiny . . .easily shave arm hair . . . But testing on dry facial stubble:woohoo: it shaves, just none too comfortable.
    Maybe I should try a little lather.

    #7688
    Chris
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    But testing on dry facial stubble:woohoo: it shaves, just none too comfortable.

    So you’re not a “real” cowboy then? 😉

    #7692
    Mikedoh
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    Never, ever in my life, have I punched a cow :woohoo:

    #7703
    Fred Hermann
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    Not comfortable to shave? You’re obviously not swinging it fast enough…

    #7747
    Gary Crumb
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    Not comfortable to shave? You’re obviously not swinging it fast enough…

    Next post….”Has anyone got an idea about how to re-attach an ear?”

    #7761
    Fred Hermann
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    Not comfortable to shave? You’re obviously not swinging it fast enough…

    Next post….”Has anyone got an idea about how to re-attach an ear?”[/quote]

    Crazy Glue of course!
    Stapler?

    #7797
    Mark76
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    I’m a bit late to this subject. But it is also my experience that edge refinement is much more important than the angle. I once sharpened a Laguiole pocket knife at 20 degrees with a progression to 10K Chosera’s, followed by some stropping, and I had quite a smooth shave.

    Molecule Polishing: my blog about sharpening with the Wicked Edge

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