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  • PorkButtsNTaters666
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    1 month ago

    My principal issue is the smile - I much prefer honing straight straight razor, and I find it so much more complicated.

    Edit: Thank you for your last video, which was not only very instructive, but contained also glamour shots of your TI.

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      1 month ago

      Since most knives are curved, knife sharpeners thinking nothing about it. But, it does take a while to become comfortable with curvy shapes. I did a video on honing a smiling razor, but I don’t think it was very informative. My Koraat 7/8 has a good smile to it, but it was honed in November and that damn steel never gives up an edge ;-). I’ll do another smiling edge video if I get a good example. Perhaps @whosgotthepudding can help me find one.

      Thank you for watching the video. I hope there was something useful in there for you. The abalone scales on the TI are much more interesting IRL because they change as the light moves. The 7/8 full hollow from TI is excellent. My other TIs are 6/8. I noticed the difference immediately.

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        1 month ago

        I’m at the stage where I dislike honing smiling razors, but I feel I’m not doing to bad (also thanks to you and your videos!)

        Your videos are always helpful, and I like your “rambling” style – because some things simply cannot be shown while doing (for instance, where you put what kind of pressure). Carry on with your good work!