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r emely thin, back to a line some distance from the edge. w hen

ncave. in a very deeply hollow ground r azor, the blade is ground

not so good for sh av i ng most bea r ds as the thr ee-qua rter s

r impr ession is that this is a mistake; that the full concave blade

uld natur ally conclude that the full concave blade is the best.

e edge the shar per the instrument, most purchasers of a r azor

de is of course the thinnest. in view of the fact that the thinner

either half, thr ee-quarters, or full concave. the full concave

ier to k eep shar p. almost an y desir ed mak e of r azor may be had

of the r azor ought to be slightly rounded as show n in the illustr a-

face mor e closely, and in gener al is managed mor e easily. the point

so r eadily as the w ide blade, yet it follows the contours of the

4-8 is the best for most pur poses, as it does not spr ing on the face

w ide a blade. a compar atively nar row one, in the size k now n as the

r eceive attention. as a rule w e believe the begin ner selects too

the bla de. the w idth of the bla de is another point that should

lik ely to bend and spr ing, and a cut w ill be the r esult. w idth of

bear d, unless the blade is held very flat upon the face, it is quite

entir ely on the car e given it. never put it away until it has first

neglect on the part of the user . the life of a r azor w ill depend

your r azor . man y a fine r azor has been spoiled by car elessness and

heated and that would quick ly spoil its temper . tak e good car e of

a nd spoil it. use water fr eely otherw ise the bla de w ill become

this pur pose, for if you do you ar e quite likely to scr atch the hone

of the hone. you should not use the top sur face of the hone for

have a r azor w ith a shar p point, you can round it off, on the edge

probably occasioned mor e cuts than almost an y other cause. if you

causing the metal to soften and crumble at that point, w ill so

other part of the blade. a tin y rust spot on this delicate line

cially upon the edge, w hich seems to rust mor e quick ly than a

condition w hen you next use it. rusting must be pr evented, es

the r azor in its case w ith the expectation of finding it in go

not r emoved by the cloth have evapor ated. then you may r epl

to the air for a few moments until the little particles of moistu

should be dr aw n across the strop a few times, or else left expo

pur pose. even this w ill not r emove all the moistur e, so the bl

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