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by Sando
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB - “14” Straights
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: WTB - “14” Straights

drmoss_ca wrote: Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:24 am I see, collecting razors of the same model number no matter who made them - that's a new obsession to me! Good luck in your searches!

Chris
John Rose wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:15 pm :-k It is just as logical as buying birth year DE razors.
This is obsesssion we’re talking about ... there’s nothing logical about it! :D
by Sando
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB - “14” Straights
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: WTB - “14” Straights

brothers wrote: Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:40 am There's something about the Ramon Gonzalez that I find pretty cool looking.
I agree Gary. I think she’s an early model Fili. A previous owner used her well but there’s enough left to enjoy the lines and the shave. I like a razor with a little character.
by Sando
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB - “14” Straights
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: WTB - “14” Straights

Hi Chris I have a few razors that are labeled “14”. Filarmonica, Guillermo Hoppe, Le Grelot, and Vierblatt. They are all very hollow blades at or near 8/8 and I’ve had others that were 6/8 and as small as 5/8. I find the size 14 at 8/8 to be just the right weight and shape - the perfect blend of sto...
by Sando
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB - “14” Straights
Replies: 8
Views: 415

WTB - “14” Straights

I’m always looking to add to my modest collection of 14s. I’m interested in all makers in any condition. Contact me to make a deal agreeable to both.
Thanks.
by Sando
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Cleaning a suede strop
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Cleaning a suede strop

That’s a good point - sometimes the best thing to do is nothing. I really do not want to change the draw on this strop. It’s like velvet. I couldn’t get used to it a first but I’ve used it so long now that canvas feels like 60 grit.
by Sando
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Cleaning a suede strop
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Cleaning a suede strop

My Kanayama suede strop picked up a water stain. I was thinking of cleaning it with saddle soap but that means more water and I don’t want to just make it a bigger stain. Anybody fixed a similar problem?
by Sando
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT Heljestrand MK33 - withdrawn
Replies: 2
Views: 628

Re: WTT Heljestrand MK33

Hi Gary From my research the 14 designator is a moving target. I don’t know who it originated with but I think you could be on the right track with 14/16. But I’ve seen 14s that measured as small as 5/8 and as big as 8/8, from different makers of course. In any case I agree the MK33 is a special raz...
by Sando
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT Heljestrand MK33 - withdrawn
Replies: 2
Views: 628

WTT Heljestrand MK33 - withdrawn

Withdrawn - thanks for the interest Gents I’m looking to add to my modest collection of 14s. I can offer this Heljestrand MK33 in trade. Size 7/8 with slim and sleek scales. She’s in very good+ condition, smooth shaver, closes tight. I’ll send her out with a coticule finish on her edge. Maybe you ha...
by Sando
Fri May 29, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT Hoffritz Straight Razor - withdrawn
Replies: 1
Views: 608

Re: WTT Hoffritz Straight Razor

Forgot to include that she's a well-balanced 13/16 in size.
Also, I'm open to including some cash for the right deal.
by Sando
Thu May 28, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: An Interesting Razor: Wostenholm Frameback
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: An Interesting Razor: Wostenholm Frameback

That’s a beauty! I always like the look of a frameback with patina.
by Sando
Wed May 27, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: An Interesting Razor: Spear Wedge
Replies: 6
Views: 1780

Re: An Interesting Razor: Spear Wedge

That razor has tons of character. The size, logo, and scales all work and the obvious use add to the cool factor. The outlines match similar Gencos and other makers. I wonder if these were mass produced and then tailored to meet a dealers spec?
by Sando
Wed May 27, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Why the bias against pastes?
Replies: 9
Views: 1960

Re: Why the bias against pastes?

Hi Iv'e noticed on a lot of forums there is a bias of using stropping pastes in razor honing. I have used them for decades and find them an essential tool in the kit. Does anyone know the genesis of this aversion? Thanks My theory is that pastes have no vibe. Plus, anybody that laid out $300+ on a ...
by Sando
Fri May 22, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The Science of Sharp Blog
Replies: 70
Views: 18632

Re: The Science of Sharp Blog

Anybody see this? https://scienceofsharp.wordpress.com/ It's a fascinating read with lots of electron microscope pictures. That's a great blog. Much of it is beyond anything I'm interested in trying but I appreciate his dedication to honing. The microscope pics are incredible. What I find interesti...
by Sando
Fri May 22, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Breadknifing before honing
Replies: 10
Views: 2887

Re: Breadknifing before honing

"The only thing I can think of as happening is some toothy remnant from the decay of the edge is removed, leveling the whole edge making a smooth bar for the edge to form. Shouldn't matter but somehow for me it does." I've seen the same results and I think it works for the reason you describe. I've ...
by Sando
Fri May 22, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTT Hoffritz Straight Razor - withdrawn
Replies: 1
Views: 608

WTT Hoffritz Straight Razor - withdrawn

Withdrawn - thanks for the interest Gents I’m looking to add to my modest collection of 14s. I can offer this Hoffritz Barber’s King in trade. She’s in very good+ condition, smooth shaver, closes tight. I’ll send her out with a coticule finish on her edge. Maybe you have a 14 in similar condition la...
by Sando
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Adjusting to a pod coffee maker
Replies: 22
Views: 2414

I've used a Nespresso for a couple years now. I like it for the convenience and as long as I use it as it's intended. I like my coffee strong and black. The Nespresso pods make a fine cup but it's limited to a small espresso cup. Anything larger gets diluted, as you say. Plus, it get rather pricey f...
by Sando
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: How to make a real Mai Tai
Replies: 13
Views: 2136

Ray.. I noticed you live in Orange County.. I'm in the same area.. You need to cruise down to Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach and get a real Mai Tai or any other rum drink.. It's a nice bar/restaurant with good food, service, entertainment and fantastic drinks.. Yeah, I'll have to do that. ...
by Sando
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: How to make a real Mai Tai
Replies: 13
Views: 2136

Good video. I rarely have occasion to call for a Mai Tai and now I know that the few times I have had one, it wasn't. Looks complicated to get right so the bartender has to know what he's doing, which eliminates most. Mojitos are the happening thing nowadays and I've been mostly underwhelmed. Beer, ...
by Sando
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: One brush...
Replies: 59
Views: 9612

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Made Rite 325 with GN 22mm Finest knot. It never fails.

...Ray
by Sando
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Open Combs
Replies: 6
Views: 1555

I thought so too, Bob, but I found this old thread several months ago. http://www.shavemyface.com/forum/viewto ... 437c50fae0 Looks like these were marketed as "Safety Straights." I never tried it.

...Ray