01-20-2016, 08:45 AM
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I just received my Hone 15 razor- all I can say is WOW- this thing is amazing.  Its definitely not aggressive, I would say its efficient- in that the weight really does all the work.  If you've been looking and thinking about picking one up- I recommend it.  Also, Andrew at Hone is amazing to work with from a customer service perspective.

Now the fun starts- which blade to use.  Biggrin
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 01-20-2016, 08:53 AM
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Nice looking razor...do you know what to total weight of the razor is..it looks beefy....in a nice way too

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 01-20-2016, 08:57 AM
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I can weigh it when I get home, but its solid.  I let it sit in some warm water today with my brush and Man, a warm razor feels really nice.  Smile

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 01-20-2016, 09:09 AM
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I love that look of this razor...I missed out on B/S/T and regret it.

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 01-20-2016, 09:25 AM
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  • Aleksey
  • Enabler
  • Istanbul, Turkiye
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(01-20-2016, 08:45 AM)Belmakor Wrote: Now the fun starts- which blade to use.  Biggrin

What do you use regularly?

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 01-20-2016, 09:46 AM
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Wow, that's a nice looking razor. How's the grip on the handle?

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 01-20-2016, 09:48 AM
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  • kav
  • Banned
  • east of the sun,west of the moon
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It looks like Shaker furniture.

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 01-20-2016, 10:08 AM
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  • Harvey
  • Senior Member
  • North Hills CA
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With the 'fuzzy" texture the handle does not slip....probably the most heavy razor I have and truly right up there with the best of the best....completely solid and a joy to use....sort of looks like a STANDARD but more in the PILS quality of machining and feel...mine sits in a 1/2' brass pipe coupling screwed into a 1/2' to 1" base adapter....keeps the industrial look

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 01-20-2016, 10:15 AM
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Its really nice, glad your enjoying it!

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 01-20-2016, 10:39 AM
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  • leonidas
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  • Jerez de la Frontera
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.....beautiful razor.............my next large purchase............ i hope.........

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 01-20-2016, 11:27 AM
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(01-20-2016, 09:25 AM)Aleksey Wrote:
(01-20-2016, 08:45 AM)Belmakor Wrote: Now the fun starts- which blade to use.  Biggrin

What do you use regularly?

I've really been liking the Eddison blades lately.  I think I'll try a Personnna Blue tomorrow.....

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 01-20-2016, 12:13 PM
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(01-20-2016, 09:46 AM)Oasisdave Wrote: Wow, that's a nice looking razor. How's the grip on the handle?

Very secure in the hand.  its slightly textured which helps prevent slipping.

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 01-20-2016, 12:55 PM
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I got this razor last week and absolutely love it!!  It's a joy to hold such a fine piece of equipment and my first shave with it was very smooth.  I received the Blackbird in stainless steel shortly before that and then I received my Seygus yesterday so doing some comparison shaves this week.  The Seygus is tomorrow but the Hone was very easy to use right out of the gate!!  The Blackbird took some adjustments in the particular angle you use but it's also a fine instrument!!

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 01-20-2016, 05:59 PM
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  • Entasis
  • Atop the Razor's Edge
  • Southern California
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I was lucky enough to acquire a HONE Type 15. I have always had issues with DE razors, but this razor now helps me complete my DE category. It shaves better than my PILS and yields zero irritation for a BBS shave every time. If you like to buff—this just might be your razor. I too have been in correspondence with Andrew Mitchell, the designer of the HONE, and he's great to deal with regarding matters. My first love is still straight razors, but I've always wanted to find the right razor in the DE category that suits me best—found.

It's face and skin friendly while feeling good in your hand. Because of the material it is made of (brass) you simply lightly snug the handle down to tighten the razor assembly. I remove, clean, and oil my blade after every shave (no matter what razor I'm using) and there's a little trick that I found to quickly remove the blade: Hold the head assembly and let the handle hang straight down while unscrewing the handle; the cap threaded post extends a small length past the baseplate; just bring the head assembly down atop a towel and the threaded post will pop the cap up for easy removal.

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 01-20-2016, 06:18 PM
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Man all this talk is making me look at what I can sell for it

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 01-20-2016, 06:27 PM
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I imagine a sharper blade would pair well with a milder razor.

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 01-21-2016, 08:43 AM
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If I don't make it through my No Buy '16 I'm ordering a Hone. They look so cool.

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 01-21-2016, 10:18 AM
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(01-20-2016, 12:13 PM)Belmakor Wrote:
(01-20-2016, 09:46 AM)Oasisdave Wrote: Wow, that's a nice looking razor. How's the grip on the handle?

Very secure in the hand.  its slightly textured which helps prevent slipping.


If you have a close up picture of the handle please post..I was too wondering about the grip

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 01-21-2016, 12:05 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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look at Hone-shaving.com....has close up pictures of handle.....has a suede like "fuzzy" texture and is not slippery even when wet....similar to the Standard razor brand which is much lighter weight and also is not slippery.

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 01-21-2016, 12:14 PM
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Harvey Thank you for that I don't know why i just didn't do that in the first place

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