By: W. KleinNew Orleans
I have only been using a straight razor for two months or so. Definitely not an expert. All I know is that with this blade,I can effortlessly execute a baby’s bottom smooth shave. At $25? That’s five stars.0.3
Granted,I’ve got some pretty sick stones. A quality honing and stropping set-up is certainly a key to success. For good value,I recommend bookmarking the "shiag" section of the Japanese Natural Stones,and purchasing the first "Koppa" you see.
Wasn’t too pleased with this razor since it had a "frowning" grind. From straightrazorplace.com "Frowning blades 0.3
When a blade is wider at the heel and the toe,it is said to be "frowning." A frowning blade is very difficult to hone if it can be honed at all and so should be avoided if possible.
" I am probably going to invest some more money and get a better one. The sharpness out of the box was nowhere close to shave with and had to take it down to a 500 grit and work my way up through to 8k shapton then over to balsa wood 30k,then leather strop with .1 micron CBN spray then over to a clean leather strop. I guess it does it’s job after that. Not to impressed with the steel used in it either. Very hard to get as sharp as you want.