The Japanese set are still going through their first week of use to determine if any further love is required to bring any edges up to standard. So far Monday, Thursday and Friday are all up to my shave-ready standard. Tuesday and Wednesday will need a little further work on the pasted balsa strops. Saturday and Sunday still have to be used.
I have finished the first week's shaving with my Japanese M7DS. All SR's were up to my standard except for the "Tuesday" and "Wednesday" SR's. Those two recalcitrant SR's will go through a full diamond pasted balsa stropping progression while the other five will just have their normal 60 laps each on the 0.1um diamond pasted hanging balsa strop.
On Monday I will start again with the "Monday" SR of this Japanese set and then over the next two days compare "Tuesday" and "Wednesday" SR's to "Monday". If all goes as I expect, I will spend the rest of next week taking some of my other SR's for a drive.
Last Friday I picked up the case for my fourth M7DS. This case is very similar to the case for my Japanese M7DS, fine-grain Rosewood and just the dimensions changed to suit the Titan 1918 T.H.64 SR's. Not bad for about AUD 74.
Here is the case with the SR's inside.
This week I will fit some leather pieces at the wedge-end supports and hopefully on Wednesday get them to my engraver. The spines will be engraved (about AUD 10 each) in Gothic English with some scroll work at either end of the day name.
These SR's are available from Trendhim Singapore for only about AUD270 each including shipping to Australia.
For those who are interested, here is the design of the case for this set.
My last four Gold Dollar4 W59's were delivered this morning. Now I have enough for my fifth and DEFINITELY, POSITIVELY and possibly FINAL matching seven-day set of straight razors. The four SR's on the right are the latest to be received and have not been "fixed". The three on the left have already been bread-knifed and hone up to my shave-ready standard.
I had already picked up the timber case for this set. Here are the W59's in their case.
As usual, the four new W59's are a bit too happy for my liking so I will be bread-knifing them back to a straight edge and then hone them up to my shave-ready standard. Engraving (in Chinese) will be done on this set hopefully next week.
This will be my cheapest M7DS coming in at about AUD 200 total. My most expensive set, the Titan 1918 ACRO T.H.70's, was about AUD1,000 total