12-20-2015, 09:32 AM
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Just got the Hone 15 yesterday and wanted to give my take on its shave ability and build qualities. The shipping to the United States from The Netherlands took nine days and I consider that excellent considering the holiday mail volume. The razor comes well packed but nothing fancy. If I had a choice between fancy and pretty vs thoughtful packing I will always take the latter. The build quality of the Hone is second to none including the much tutted Wolfman (I had two of those so I know). Andrew basically thought of everything when designing this wonderful tool. The top plate covers the entire blade which can prevent any accidental injury. The blade alignment is perfect with no fiddling necessary.

The Shave
I used a Voskhod Teflon blade which I consider one of the best. I only do two passes which is my daily routine so why change. WTG,XTG and ATG twice resulted in a  flawless shave. I repeated this procedure this morning with no change and no mishaps. To me smooth doesn't mean a mild shave but more incredibly efficient. I have used very aggressive razors and honestly after several years didn't see the benefit as the shave wasn't any better then a so called mild razor. The Hone shave lasts an easy 24 hours. I really love this razor.
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 12-20-2015, 09:45 AM
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  • leonidas
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  • Jerez de la Frontera
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..........wow!!!!
............that is a great looking razor............

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 12-20-2015, 09:46 AM
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Good looking razor - brass don't get enough love these days Smile

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 12-20-2015, 09:47 AM
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  • eengler
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  • South Dakota, USA
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Very Modern and Clean looking razor. Enjoy!

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 12-20-2015, 10:11 AM
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  • Entasis
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  • Southern California
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Jerry, that's a great looking razor! I perused their website and like how the head assembly is designed. The razor's styling melds together quite well, very harmonious.

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 12-20-2015, 10:29 AM
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(12-20-2015, 10:11 AM)Entasis Wrote: Jerry, that's a great looking razor! I perused their website and like how the head assembly is designed. The razor's styling melds together quite well, very harmonious.

The machining is incredible.

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 12-20-2015, 12:23 PM
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  • dcc
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Looks like brass futur!?

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 12-20-2015, 12:27 PM
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  • leonidas
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  • Jerez de la Frontera
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.......i was saving up for a PILS or a King Cobra, now the Hone is looking better.........
.........too many great choices........

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 12-20-2015, 01:03 PM
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I think there is still a discount code thecleanshaver good for 15 GBP off the price which basically off sets shipping to USA.

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 12-21-2015, 12:34 AM
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  • Snuff
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  • Belgium
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I'm happy for you as it seems a keeper. Won't be adding on myself, way too heavy and not my taste.

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 12-29-2015, 11:15 AM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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I have one of these on order...won,t be shipped until after 01/04/16....anybody else have one now or have one on order?...any comments pro or con?

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 12-29-2015, 11:48 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Thanks for posting, Jerry.  I've been watching this razor but it is not in my budget at this time.  I do love brass and the patina changes over time should be quite striking.

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 12-29-2015, 12:52 PM
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  • chamm
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  • Central Ohio
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I was all set to order one, but the promo code isn't working any longer. Anyone have a valid one perchance?

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 12-29-2015, 04:02 PM
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(12-29-2015, 12:52 PM)chamm Wrote: I was all set to order one, but the promo code isn't working any longer. Anyone have a valid one perchance?

I believe the discount was only until December 15

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 12-30-2015, 07:03 AM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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and away we go...mine has shipped from the Netherlands....

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 12-30-2015, 08:03 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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(12-30-2015, 07:03 AM)Harvey Wrote: and away we go...mine has shipped from the Netherlands....

Harvey, looking forward to your review on this razor.

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 12-30-2015, 08:30 AM
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  • chamm
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  • Central Ohio
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(12-29-2015, 04:02 PM)slantman Wrote:
(12-29-2015, 12:52 PM)chamm Wrote: I was all set to order one, but the promo code isn't working any longer. Anyone have a valid one perchance?

I believe the discount was only until December 15

Bummer, because I would've purchased one. It's all good, though, because I got something else I've been wanting for a while with the money that was burning a hole in my pocket. :-D

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 12-30-2015, 10:05 AM
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The discount was 15 English Pounds which basically covered the shipping costs to the USA.

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 12-30-2015, 12:25 PM
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  • ddk13
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I wish I got in when the discount was still good!

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 12-30-2015, 02:47 PM
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(12-30-2015, 12:25 PM)ddk13 Wrote: I wish I got in when the discount was still good!
Contact Andrew maybe he will offer another discount.

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