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    Talking Every Day Shaver

    Greetings all!

    Here is my follow up thread on how the EDS (Every Day Shaver) worked straight from Tom and the regrind. My micrometer says that this one is 0.005 behind the edge.



    Here is my new EDS next to my two previous models. The new one is the Atlantic Salt that Tom reground for me. The middle one is a Native Lightweight that I did a high hollow grind that came out very well. It came out to 0.016 behind the edge and worked well as a shaver.



    I did nothing to this edge for the first side of my face. Tom called me the day after I got the package and asked how the first shave went. I had not taken the “glamour” shots that I wanted to so I told him I would get a thread up about it on Friday. Tom used a finer belt on the edge of my Atlantic Salt because he knew what I planned to use it for when it got back to me. So this edge was a 600 grit belt and them polished the way he normally does his edges. As usual Tom’s edge was very sharp and swept the hair right off of my arm. I will say that the first side shave was less comfortable than I am accustomed to at this time. Here is the first side set of pictures.






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    I admit I was glad when that side was completed. I decided if the shave was not comfortable after once side, I would try stropping the edge that Tom provided. Here are three shots of the stropping. First one is the back of an old belt charged with Green Chrome, the next is an untreated strop combo with a really supple untreated surface that was a gift that a good friend gave me. It is from a shaving store in or near Harrisburg, PA.


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    The second side of my face was more comfortable. It was not as smooth as it will be once I really refine the edge through the Spyderco bench stones and my assortment of strops. Here is the second side and throat.






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    missed a spot on your chin

    how's the regrind compare to a straight razor?
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    There will be no difference once I sharpen it up the way I normally do my shavers. One major difference is this one locks open. You do not get to angle the handle out of the way like you can on a traditional designed straight razor. This one should also hold an edge really well and never rust. I plan to sharpen it the same way to keep the edge really thin. I will lay the knife down flat to the stone and allow the hollow grind to set the edge by contacting the edge and the spine of the knife at the same time.
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    But did you find it any easier or harder to shave with a thinly ground folder, as compared to the usual position with a straight razor?
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    Sorry Vampyrewolf, that is a good question.

    It is easier to shave with a traditional straight razor. Primarily because the handle or edge protector can stick up out of the way better than a folder's handle.

    Until Spyderco decides to created a straight razor, I will do what I must to enjoy a fine Spyderco shave. I started shaving with a pocket knife in 2005 so it was very comfortable to me. In the winter I keep a full beard so there is less to worry about during those months.

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    Nice photosshoot Doug. Impressive work, both on the knife and your face.

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    that's cool and i would love to test the edge on H1 but have no clue where to get it
    all i need is like 3/16 -.250 thick X 3/4 x 6 inch
    i need a proper razor shape so as i dont kill myself shaving
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    Good job. I've always thought about doing that with my Spydies.
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    I think if I was going to have one reground that thin and intended to use it only for shaving, I'd punch out the lockbar pivot pin and take out the lockbar so I could rotate the handle up out of my way.
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    Have to admit, I still prefer a Gilette
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    Just a few steps more and you can start doing it like John Juranitch


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    I think I'll stick to my straight, impressive though..
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