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I can shave with any knife I own
on March 29, 2014
Since I was a little boy I dreamed of having a pocket knife sharp enough to shave with. I remember when I started building my knife collection in my early teens, I spent hours sharpening and refining my blades, but only rarely got it sharp enough to cut hair on my arm, and even then it was very rough and hurt a lot and I couldn't do it often. Usually I just got lucky.
Then I found out about stropping. And that is where rubbing compounds like Herbs come in handy. I didn't even have to use leather. I just rubbed some of this peach colored compound on a piece of card board, and began stropping my M16, Gerber, and HIbben's back and forth and within a few minutes of work I was easily shaving hair on my arm and back of my hand. Not just razor sharp, but smooth. It didn't irritate my skin.
I imagine on a proper razor blade that this compound could restore even the dullest razor without the need to sharpen. The only downside is it does remove metal, but not nearly as much as a honing stone. You could probably use this stuff to put the edge back on scalpel and xacto/hobby knives as well.