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Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales.

When I ordered this razor the ad specifically mentioned jimps. Just now when I received the razor, there are no jimps and the ad has been changed to reflect such. It would be a better razor if they were present since with wet hands, you need more "traction". I would give 5 stars had there been jimps on the razor.


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Dovo Shavette Straight Razor, Stainless Steel Handle.The dovo shavette is great product its very light greatly priced i recommend it i get a clean shave from it, mine came with three blade holders one red for short blade two blacks for long blades one has comb teeth on it. Recommend that you buy extra red holder for it they were out through time

Southern California

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Norton Waterstone 4000/8000 3" Combo.It's a very good stone but you guys are way over priced. I bought that exact stone and another stone as well and didn't pay near that for the both of them together.

Simpsonville

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Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales.I just used this razor and cannot be happier! This razor gave me my best shave yet, and slices through facial hair like a hot knife through butter! Whoever the honemeister at west coast shaving is should have his hands blessed by the Pope! Thank you very much west coast shaving!

#127 strop

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Illinois Razor Strop #127.Seems to do a fine job. This is my first strop so most of the mistakes are on my end. No major issues with this strop. Great option for the cost.

A great start

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Dovo Shavette Straight Razor, Blue with Black Handle This is my first time using a "straight razor." I wanted to see if I really wanted to go down this path or just stick to the known(plastic handle, twin razor, throw it in the trash after a couple of shaves). After watching a number of video's on Youtube(for the sake of your face, do some research), I had a good idea of what I needed to do. I was very surprised at how light the razor was. After getting used to holding it the right way, I started shaving, full face! It was fairly easy! I not saying that it was pretty, but I got the job done and I didn't cut myself. The pros: good price to see if you want to use a straight razor. Three different "blade" holders. Light weight. Felt good in my hand. Con: Ok, so this is just being picky... but I felt like the black handle was a bit flimsy. But not so much I wouldn't buy it again. And for price you are paying, you are getting a really good entry shaver that I think you could be happy using all the time. Again, very happy that I bought this straight razor.

A Hybrid Razor...

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Feather Artist Club SS Japanese Razor, Black.I consider this razor to be somewhat of a hybrid between a safety razor and a straight razor due to its ease of use on certain areas. The handle has a nice soft grip to it that allows it to be used with wet hands. The rolled edge creates a nice, smooth, and forgiving shave with the correct blade. The finish and quality of this razor is excellent. Maintence is snap and takes no time or effort at all.

A Hybrid Razor...

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Feather Artist Club SS Japanese Razor, Black.I consider this razor to be somewhat of a hybrid between a safety razor and a straight razor due to its ease of use on certain areas. The handle has a nice soft grip to it that allows it to be used with wet hands. The rolled edge creates a nice, smooth, and forgiving shave with the correct blade. The finish and quality of this razor is excellent. Maintence is snap and takes no time or effort at all.

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AMAZING

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Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor.This razor is amazing i love it and i will never go back to using cartridges no more!!!

AMAZING

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Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor.This razor is amazing i love it and i will never go back to using cartridges no more!!!

Amazing Quality

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Just Enough Straight Razor Set I am blown away by the amazing quality and feel of this razor. It is an absolute steal at the price! Stop reading the reviews and buy it your just wasting time

Amazing razor

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Feather Artist Club SS Razor, Black The build quality is amazing and the shave even more so. One needs to be a bit careful for the first 2-3 shaves, but from there on, its amazingly close and comfortable as well. Feather blades last for >10 shaves ...

Amazing Razor. But make sure you can handle it.

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KAI Captain Standard Folding Razor "I'll be honest, I completely ignored the "not for the faint of heart" suggestion in the product description. I guess you could say I'm bold (or really foolish). Anyway, this was my first ever foray into "straight razor/shavette" wet shaving. I had never even held one in my hand until this got delivered to my house. I've been using a safety razor for the past two years and boy did the Captain come with a learning curve.



The first shave, my face looked like I had gone through the medieval Asian torture "death of a thousand cuts." However, through steady, patient practice and lots of YouTube videos, I can say now that I can get a proper shave without cutting myself at all.



I'm not sure, but I can assume that other, cheaper shavettes would probably be a better beginner option than this. However, this thing leaves my face so hairless that I think it has the power to revert puberty.



As a standalone product, it is exceptional. Probably not for a novice, like I myself was when I got this, but you simply will not get a closer shave than this. And none of the hassle of a true straight razor. Just a pop blade once a week (daily shaving) and you're good to go.



Easy to disassemble, clean, disinfect, dry, and put back together. And unlike a straight razor, you won't develop sloppy habits/cut at unnatural angles cause your bald has dulled and you can get away with it. This thing will punish you if you don't concentrate. Overall, I can safely say someone would be very happy with product in the end and I would gladly recommend this.

An Excellent Starter

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Parker SR1 Barber Straight Razor This razor is a good starter to wet shaving and it's reasonably priced, however there's definately better strait razors out there. This one doesn't work too good with a split double edge blade and when I first opened the box, it seemed a little rough around the edges. It's still a good razor though.

An excellent straight

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Feather Artist Club DX Japanese Razor "The short version: This is a very easy to use, aggressive straight razor that is expertly designed and crafted. This is an excellent razor and I would recommend it to anyone from someone new to straight razors (myself) to experts. Before we start, my level of straight razor shaving is close to none. I attempted it with some genuine straights (not shavettes) and all they did was pull on my beard. I also found them to be ungainly and clumsy to use. They were too big where I didn't want them to be big and the handles were too long. It was difficult to get my technique and an overall painful experience. I wanted to restart though. My neck is extremely sensitive and I keep hearing about how straights are excellent for that issue. The Japanese straights solved the length issue. They were not lying either. Straight razors are excellent for shaving necks. It was between the SS and the DX and I went with the DX. I will probably pick up the SS too. Other reviews I read say they are both great and the blades are interchangeable. First off, I think I need to mention the grip. I wouldn't typically include this in a review, but it is so different from holding a straight that if you don't understand how to hold it, you won't have a good time. You hold this razor like you would hold a knife. You pinch it where the blade tapers to the handle, just above the razor blade. This allow maximum control over the blade, making it very easy to maneuver. The blade is a nearly perfect length. It isn't so long as to make finding flat surfaces on my face difficult but it is longer (and sharper) than a DE blade by about half. It is also wide enough to make shaving my upper lip relatively easy, though I still have problems with it. The DX is pure joy to use. It is terrifying at first but one I found the proper angles to use on my side burns, it glides. It contours to my neck once I figured out how to hold it and stretch my skin the correct way. Also, because it is so sharp and the blade is so exposed, I find that I self limit pressure. By the second shave, I had no razor burn, even on my neck. I also love not having to worry about honing. I understand this isn't a genuine straight razor, but it is really easy to use and it is really pleasant. The blades are extremely sharp and glide easily over my skin. My wife is happy that I get to remove shaving stuff from our house. It is a win-win. I should also mention that the DX is very aggressive. I used the blades that attempt to prevent nicks and nearly the entire honed surface is exposed. This might be to mimic a genuine straight razor experience. This is also pure stainless, so it doesn't rust. In my apartment, anything that can rust in the bathroom, does. It is also trivially simple to take apart and clean but the blade stays held in place. Basically, with this razor, you get what you pay for and then some.

Are You Skilled Enough...?

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Feather Artist Club SS Razor, Lime.This razor is much lighter than the Feather DX, but DON'T let that fool you! Best used with their Pro Guard Blades until you can really handle this. A light (dare I say Feather..?) touch with careful control of angle of attack (or it will do that to you) gives unimaginably smooth results. They have upped the ante on their DX styles with this one, because the weight of this one is so much closer to a real straight. Master shaving with this one, then you will be able to handle any razor. And the price point here is better than any other site for this razor.

Are You Skilled Enough...?

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Feather Artist Club SS Razor, Lime.This razor is much lighter than the Feather DX, but DON'T let that fool you! Best used with their Pro Guard Blades until you can really handle this. A light (dare I say Feather..?) touch with careful control of angle of attack (or it will do that to you) gives unimaginably smooth results. They have upped the ante on their DX styles with this one, because the weight of this one is so much closer to a real straight. Master shaving with this one, then you will be able to handle any razor. And the price point here is better than any other site for this razor.

Awesome as usual.

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Dovo "Pearl" Straight Razor, Imitation Pearl Handle, 5/8".I got this razor and was very impressed with the quality and detail. Shaves great. I will definitely be purchasing another.

Awesome as usual.

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Dovo "Pearl" Straight Razor, Imitation Pearl Handle, 5/8".I got this razor and was very impressed with the quality and detail. Shaves great. I will definitely be purchasing another.

Awesome first razor.

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Dovo "Encina" 6/8" Spanish Oak Straight Razor.This is my first straight razor. So far this razor is performing a lot better than the Shavette razor I was using (using shark blades). Seems like the West Coast Shaving honemeister's did an excellent job. The razor was truly "shave ready" out of the box. I liked the performance of the shavette however, the Encina is much better. Using the Encina as my first straight razor has been an all around positive shaving experience.

Awesome first razor.

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Dovo "Encina" 6/8" Spanish Oak Straight Razor.This is my first straight razor. So far this razor is performing a lot better than the Shavette razor I was using (using shark blades). Seems like the West Coast Shaving honemeister's did an excellent job. The razor was truly "shave ready" out of the box. I liked the performance of the shavette however, the Encina is much better. Using the Encina as my first straight razor has been an all around positive shaving experience.

Awesome Razor

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Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales.Its been a couple of weeks since this beautiful razor landed on my doorstep. It not only looks the goods but it shaves oh so smoooooothly. Whomever the honemeister is that honed this beast should be commended. The only "negative" thing that I would say is that these razors no longer come with jimps but that's not a big deal.

Awesome Razor

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Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales.Its been a couple of weeks since this beautiful razor landed on my doorstep. It not only looks the goods but it shaves oh so smoooooothly. Whomever the honemeister is that honed this beast should be commended. The only "negative" thing that I would say is that these razors no longer come with jimps but that's not a big deal.

Awesome Straight & Honing

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Dovo "Special" Tortoise 5/8 Straight Razor.I am extremely happy with this razor. The scales are really classy looking and the whole razor is very tight and solid. Even though I'm relatively new to straight razor shaving, I had a very good shave with this. It came professionally honed by WestCoastShaving and felt great. I spent quite a bit of time looking for a new straight razor that was affordable. For the quality of this razor and honing provided, this is a bargain that can't be beat. I waited for it to be in-stock and it was well worth it.

Awesome Straight & Honing

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Dovo "Special" Tortoise 5/8 Straight Razor.I am extremely happy with this razor. The scales are really classy looking and the whole razor is very tight and solid. Even though I'm relatively new to straight razor shaving, I had a very good shave with this. It came professionally honed by WestCoastShaving and felt great. I spent quite a bit of time looking for a new straight razor that was affordable. For the quality of this razor and honing provided, this is a bargain that can't be beat. I waited for it to be in-stock and it was well worth it.

Awesome Strop

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Illinois Razor Strop #827.I ordered the #827 after is was recommended to me. I have been pleasantly surprised at the quality of this strop. It is perfect for my straight razors that I own.

Awesome!

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Boker 5/8" King Cutter Straight Razor, Black.From box to a few strops (its what i do) to face. Excellent blade. Great Job from WCS on the hone. Highly recommend.

Los Angeles

Awesome!

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Boker 5/8" King Cutter Straight Razor, Black.From box to a few strops (its what i do) to face. Excellent blade. Great Job from WCS on the hone. Highly recommend.

Awesome!!

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Illinois Razor Strop #827.Awesome customer service and reviewed my items quickly. My boyfriend was the one who found this website and he loves it so I have been buying him stuff from here since!

Portland, OR

Beautiful craftsmanship and helluva razor

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Boker 5/8" Arbolito Straight Razor.I decided to splurge and treat myself to a world class straight razor. Great decision. Keep this baby honed and stropped and the whiskers come off like butter off a hot knife. Not terribly impressed with the "historical packaging" and the "certificate of authenticity," though. The packaging is just a cardboard box and the coa is just a small slip of paper with a bit of information about Boker. However, what really matters is the razor itself and the Arbolito is outstanding. I love the personalized serial number stamped into the blade. The scales are very light and decorated by hand with embedded inlays. The blade is entirely handmade. The Arbolito is a welcome addition to the stable.

Beautiful craftsmanship and helluva razor

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Boker 5/8" Arbolito Straight Razor.I decided to splurge and treat myself to a world class straight razor. Great decision. Keep this baby honed and stropped and the whiskers come off like butter off a hot knife. Not terribly impressed with the "historical packaging" and the "certificate of authenticity," though. The packaging is just a cardboard box and the coa is just a small slip of paper with a bit of information about Boker. However, what really matters is the razor itself and the Arbolito is outstanding. I love the personalized serial number stamped into the blade. The scales are very light and decorated by hand with embedded inlays. The blade is entirely handmade. The Arbolito is a welcome addition to the stable.

Beautiful instrument !!!!! What more

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Boker 5/8" King Cutter Straight Razor, Black.Beautiful instrument !!!!! What more can I say.....or needs to be said? I am delighted!

Tokyo, Japan

Beginners How To Shave With A Straight Razor | Feather Tutorial

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Feather Artist Club SS Japanese Razor, Black.Another take on it from The Gentleman's Club. The razor with everything to gain and nothing to lose. All positives and no defects. Watch the video: Beginners How To Shave With A Straight Razor | Feather Tutorial: https://youtu.be/VO5uF4N2N0o

Beginners How To Shave With A Straight Razor | Feather Tutorial

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Feather Artist Club SS Japanese Razor, Black.Another take on it from The Gentleman's Club. The razor with everything to gain and nothing to lose. All positives and no defects. Watch the video: Beginners How To Shave With A Straight Razor | Feather Tutorial: https://youtu.be/VO5uF4N2N0o

Best Bang for the Buck

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Parker SR1 Barber Straight Razor I also have the Dovo Shavette, which I'll be comparing this to. I'm a lazy son of a bitch. Wanted that straight razor shave without the maintenance of care for a traditional straight edge. Maybe one day I'll have the time to keep up a straight razor and invest over a hundred on a decent blade, but this does the trick. It has some drawbacks, the grip is very two-dimensional, with no jibbing to prevent it from slipping, and there is some carbon in the nooks and crannies from the factory that is really annoying. Even at this price range it seems it should come cleaner. Hence the one star off. Overall very pleased, especially at the price point. Compared to the Dovo, the Parker is hands down better quality, with better weight to it. One thing I like about the Dovo Shavette is the under-nose shave since it is shorter, you can get at the hairs a lot easier. Also, I really don't like the plastic sleeve that you have to use with the Dovo.

Illinois

Best Razor Ever

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Boker 5/8" Edelweiss Straight Razor.I recently purchased this razor and it is amazing! I have used a few others and this is by far the best shave I have ever gotten from a Straight. Just a few passes over a strop before each use and the blade slides effortlessly over the skin. It looks amazing as well. I love showing this razor off to people. This is going to be in use for a long time. I cannot see myself needing to get another one unless the unthinkable happens to this one. Also, WCS delivered fast. I know this razor is a little on the pricey side, but its about as cheap as you are going to find for this particular model. I have looked on several different sites and have seen it over $350! This is an amazing buy. Thank you so much WCS!

Best Razor Ever

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Boker 5/8" Edelweiss Straight Razor.I recently purchased this razor and it is amazing! I have used a few others and this is by far the best shave I have ever gotten from a Straight. Just a few passes over a strop before each use and the blade slides effortlessly over the skin. It looks amazing as well. I love showing this razor off to people. This is going to be in use for a long time. I cannot see myself needing to get another one unless the unthinkable happens to this one. Also, WCS delivered fast. I know this razor is a little on the pricey side, but its about as cheap as you are going to find for this particular model. I have looked on several different sites and have seen it over $350! This is an amazing buy. Thank you so much WCS!

Best Shave I have had.

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Dovo Shavette Straight Razor, Blue with Black Handle This is my first straight razor and i absolutely love it. I made the switch to a straight razor as i have sensitive skin and get razor bumps and irritation very badly from cartridge razors you buy at big box stores. So I now have this razor and it is great. Easy to grip and light in the hands. No irritation to my skin at all using this razor. Came with 3 blade holders and a sample short blade and sample long blade. I will be recommending this razor to anyone that asks me about it.

Best Straight Razor

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Feather Artist Club SS Razor, Black The razor is well balanced and has a weighted feel to it.... Best straight razor in my collection.... I have one for the road and one for home...

Best strop I've ever had

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Dovo "Col Ichibod Conk" 183 Russian Leather Straight Razor Strop.Great strop to handle, give's a great edge fast.

Best value for anyone wanting to try a straight razor!

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Parker SR1 Barber Straight Razor The quality and appearance of the Parker SR1 is phenomenal and having the ability to use the DE blades I already owned (snapped in half) made this purchase a no brainer! I am very satisfied with my purchase and with the phenomenal service provided by West Coast Shaving!

Birthday Present

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Boker 5/8" King Cutter Straight Razor, Black My boyfriend absolutely loved his straight razor for his birthday. He used it literally the night he got it. He could not believe how clean shaven he felt after. It was all he was asking for his birthday.

blown away

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Boker 4/8" Straight Razor

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Boker 4/8" H. Boker & Co Straight Razor, Black "The razor arrived quickly and needed only minor stropping to shave.



The pivot pin was very loose and was tightened with light peening on an anvil.



The razor is light and fast, a pleasure to shave with. I would buy it again.

Boker 5/8 Arbolito SR

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Boker 5/8" Arbolito Straight Razor.Excellent razor. Light and elegant. Surprisingly great hone, just a quick strop and right to the face. Seemed to shave faster.

Boker is best

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Boker 5/8" Arbolito Straight Razor.Just ordered this razor and I'm very impressed. Fancy and easy to use and a great close shave. I give this 4 stars instead of 5 because my ultimate and true favorite is the Boker silver steel 6/8. Now that's a razor that's pure perfection. This is a close second in my opinion, Just doesn't top my favorite. This does look really good and it's performance is exceptional. No complaints on any part of this beauty, Well worth the money spent.

Boker Piccadilly 6/8

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Boker 6/8" Piccadilly Straight Razor, Buffalo Horn.Look's great shaves better than my T-I 5/8 La dandy

Boker Piccadilly 6/8

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Boker 6/8" Piccadilly Straight Razor, Buffalo Horn.Look's great shaves better than my T-I 5/8 La dandy

Closest Shave Period

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Feather Artist Club SS Razor, Black The Feather Artist Club SS Razor has given me the closest shave I have ever had and is smooth in the process. I love using straight razors. I love the lore and the process of stropping and honing. I have two Dovos and two Hart Steels. I love that I never have to worry about running out of blades. If I shave on a Sunday afternoon with one of my Dovos or Hart Steels and I do 3 passes, I will not have to shave until Tuesday. (when I used an electric razor, I could shave twice a day). When I use the Feather SS, I can get away with not shaving until Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning. I knew that Feather makes ridiculously sharp blades from my safety razor use. I use Feather blades in my Merkur Futur. I decided that I would give Feather's straight razor a try. It was without a doubt the closest shave I have ever had. The first pass was with the Feather just about as close as two passes with my regular straight razors. Two passes with the Feather AC SS and it was as BBS as three passes with the stropped and honed straights. The second pass is so close that if I did a third pass I would only be scraping off skin. I do have to be extra careful with the Feather as it is less forgiving than the Dovo or Hart Steel. The Feather Artist Club SS requires just a light touch. It is also astoundingly smooth for such a scarily sharp blade. I am happy to add the Feather SS to my rotation. I also cannot imagine a better shave. If you enjoy straight razor shaving, or would like to have one of the closest shaves ever, I would recommend adding this tool to your repertoire.

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