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post #856 of 859
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Originally Posted by David1961 View Post


My computer is an iMac. I guess I should learn a bit more on how to use it, but in the meantime I'll wait until I receive the razor then I'll post hopefully better photos.

Thank you customcoco.
I'm new to straight razors so sorry but what is or are wedges ?


A wedge is a certain type of blade profile.

 

As a pic is worth a thousand words :

 

 

It goes from full-hollow (upper left part of the image) to wedges (lower right).

post #857 of 859
I see, thanks for that customcoco, that picture is a great help.
Like I say I'm new to straight western style razor shaving so that razor when I get it will be the first time I've tried shaving with a western style straight razor, so I've obviously not tried different wedges, but have you tried different wedges customcoco and if so which do you think gives the best shave ?

Thanks.

P.S. I've had an Iwasaki Kamisori for several month but because I'm left handed and that Japanese straight razor was only available in right handed, I've only tried using it once and found it awkward to use, so I've not bothered trying it again. I think I should have more success with the western style straight razor I have coming.
post #858 of 859
A lot of it has to do with feedback and handling. Near wedges tend to offer a lot less feedback than full hollow ground razors - you get less vibration and ping through the meatier blades. On the other hand many (including me) feel that wedgier razors offer a smoother experience - they tend to treat my skin better than the lighter, full hollow ground blades. It may be a question of the amount of blade deformation under pressure. I like the handling of the extra weight too - the razor seems easier to control by just letting the weight and momentum do the work.

All razors are ground to some extent - a true wedge would be nearly impossible to hone. You often see the wedges in the form of big 8/8 cleavers - people like the impressive look. But I think there is a sweet spot in a 6/8, 1/8 hollow blade. My W&B chopper is a great razor, very smooth and a lot of fun to shave with.

But it is bested by the slightly smaller Greaves which takes a ridiculous edge and is just about perfect with regards to handling - for me at least.



post #859 of 859
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

A lot of it has to do with feedback and handling. Near wedges tend to offer a lot less feedback than full hollow ground razors - you get less vibration and ping through the meatier blades. On the other hand many (including me) feel that wedgier razors offer a smoother experience - they tend to treat my skin better than the lighter, full hollow ground blades. It may be a question of the amount of blade deformation under pressure. I like the handling of the extra weight too - the razor seems easier to control by just letting the weight and momentum do the work.

All razors are ground to some extent - a true wedge would be nearly impossible to hone. You often see the wedges in the form of big 8/8 cleavers - people like the impressive look. But I think there is a sweet spot in a 6/8, 1/8 hollow blade. My W&B chopper is a great razor, very smooth and a lot of fun to shave with.

But it is bested by the slightly smaller Greaves which takes a ridiculous edge and is just about perfect with regards to handling - for me at least.




Thank you for this post of yours Pudu.
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