Search found 226 matches

by shavedhead
Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2799

Advice

My Dovo straight is dull and I can not get it shaving sharp anymore. I have a Norton Waterstone Extra Fine, Extra Extra Fine, and a 13,000 grit ceramic stone to finish. I use an x pattern in my sharpening and nothing is working. Could this be overhoning and any advice would be nice. How many strokes...
by shavedhead
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

I have done that and we will see what happens. The razor just doesn't shave like it used to and that is why I originally posted. It was tuggiing and pulling Overhoning: The term implies that the edge has been honed past the optimum and has degraded meaning the edge is starting to chip or that some t...
by shavedhead
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Honing Question

I want to know the secret of getting the razor scary sharp. I have 4000, 8000, and 13000 stones. My fear is that I may have overhoned. How many strokes? Do you recommend the up and down or the X pattern? How does one correct overhoning? Please help me and give your secrets to success. The razor I am...
by shavedhead
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Clubman Aftershave
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Clubman Aftershave

smells great and great after a shave: just a little sting initially but it feels great after a cold water rinse of the face
by shavedhead
Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Quarter hollow or full hollow?
Replies: 21
Views: 18790

is there a big difference? I have always used a hollow grind
by shavedhead
Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bad shave by using cold water but I don't know why
Replies: 19
Views: 3718

Sir

Cold water closes the pours and hot water opens them. I have tried cold water shaves and it does not work for me. As mentioned, look at your razor as well
by shavedhead
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: futur obsession
Replies: 64
Views: 7779

Great post and I do not use a Futur but a Vision which is similiar and I like it and use every now and then when I do not use my straight. I see how you grow to like it

:idea:
by shavedhead
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which do you Prefer, Old or New?
Replies: 25
Views: 6424

i am fond of carbon steels so old school for me
by shavedhead
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: No more canned shaving cream / gels
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

No more canned shaving cream / gels

I have completely abandoned any canned shaving creams because soap and a brush do the trick.; plus canned shaving gels are getting more expensive and are NOT beter.


:P
by shavedhead
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing and Strops?? How many
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

my razor has been honed before. I just can not get that hair popping sharpness
by shavedhead
Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Honing and Strops?? How many
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

Honing and Strops?? How many

I have a Nortion 4000 (white) and 8000 (yellow). How many hones on the white and yellow do you recommend?? How many times on a strop do you recommend? How many strops daily after shaving? This is my struggles to try and reach a good number and balance. Please help
by shavedhead
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Learning Curve
Replies: 11
Views: 2838

i believe that once the user understands that it is not the razor but the angle he shaves at and realizes that pressure is not required for close shave then they have learned how to use a straight razor but it takes others longer than others to understand this concept.
by shavedhead
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: is it a straight razor or not
Replies: 11
Views: 3308

is it a straight razor or not

I have been using the kind of straight razor that you split a DE blade down the middle and insert one half into the slot and shave. Is this considered a straight razor or what?
by shavedhead
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which do you Prefer, Old or New?
Replies: 25
Views: 6424

i prefer carbon steels so old is in for me
by shavedhead
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: skin stretching
Replies: 23
Views: 6145

i believe we all need a little skin streching to get the hairs to stand up straight: especially with a straight
by shavedhead
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: From Straights to DEs and back again -
Replies: 20
Views: 6017

Sir

I too shave with the DE every now and then because I get in a time constraint situation but I find myself being cut more with a DE than my Dovo: either way is still a great way to shave
by shavedhead
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Steeling a Straight Razor
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Steeling a Straight Razor

is it ok to run a straight razor over a knife steel to straighten the edge instead of stropping or will this mess up the blade? The knife steel does not remove metal but rather straightens the edge. Thx
by shavedhead
Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Comb or no comb
Replies: 10
Views: 2004

Comb or no comb

who here prefers the comb on a DE or not? i heard they are supposed to set up the skin for a closer shave: enlighten me fellow members
by shavedhead
Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Parker DE Razors and Merkur Razors
Replies: 14
Views: 4760

KAV wrote:What razor(s) do you presently own? Is this mood merely AD whim or need?
Merkur Vision and a Feather Razor
by shavedhead
Mon May 31, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Parker DE Razors and Merkur Razors
Replies: 14
Views: 4760

Gentlemen I thank you all for your opinions and will take your advice to heart. Thx for your help

:twisted: