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by Seraphim
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: 1.5 X 48 Inches of CrO Goodness
Replies: 4
Views: 2540

Nice. Try and get a cotton one to compare. I cut the middle seatbelt out if my 94 Escort wagon to see what sort of finish that would provide, but I was sadly dissapointd in the results. The cotton Levi belt is my numero UNO finisher by far. I tried the hard felt fad, the nylon seatbelt, but the cott...
by Seraphim
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Pasted Strop after Honing
Replies: 18
Views: 6069

I believe the finish, and slight geometry change that finishing on a hanging pasted strop are what really finish off an edge for me.
by Seraphim
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac soap
Replies: 46
Views: 9877

This is indeed an excellent thread, both in terms of a proper review of the merits of TABAC, as well as fond, yet peculiar reminiscences of bygone days spent making out whilst double-dating with a corpse behind the wastewater treatment plant.

Excellent! :D
by Seraphim
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: feather artist club RG... yay or nay??
Replies: 22
Views: 17388

I usually use one of the standard blades for shaving my nape. The only issue is with the Lights. And even with the Lights, I usually pinch the holder, and move the blade out to have enough exposure, and the springs hold it with easily enough pressure to be able to use it like that. I've only tried t...
by Seraphim
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Thoughts on refreshing edges
Replies: 20
Views: 7938

Interesting... I honed up a razor to 3um lapping film, and then some laps on a cromox/0.5um diamond hanging strop. Shave was pretty nice. I then took the razor back to the lapping film, but finished to 1um, followed by the same pasted stropping, and the resulting shave was indeed better. Same finish...
by Seraphim
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Japanese Razors *CLOSED*
Replies: 2
Views: 756

I have a Parker frameback, and it shaves great!
by Seraphim
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Henckels Friodur
Replies: 36
Views: 14639

A Friodur is a cryogenically treated stainless razor. The Platinum is a carbon razor.
by Seraphim
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: feather artist club RG... yay or nay??
Replies: 22
Views: 17388

I have a KAI Captain (folding). Holds the same razors as the AC's, but has a better look to my eyes (a bit cleaner). The KAI blades are great as well (particularly the "sharpblades"). About like a Feather Pro, but smoother. The blades sit about 0.5mm deeper in the KAI than they do in the Feather ra...
by Seraphim
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Proraso pre shave
Replies: 5
Views: 3413

Proraso pre shave

OK, so maybe more of a "general" shaving topic, but since I'm a straight user, I care about the impact it has on a straight shave in particular. Number one- this stuff has plenty of menthol in it. And I am not a menthol fan....at all. Smells too much like BenGay on my face for me to like it. That sa...
by Seraphim
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Thoughts on refreshing edges
Replies: 20
Views: 7938

You really notice a difference in resultant edge from the hones you used, even after following them up with two levels of pasted stropping?

I'm pretty surprised by that. Any further impressions in regards to that?
by Seraphim
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Close smooth shaves every time - DE/Straight
Replies: 12
Views: 3717

I haven't used a DE in almost two years now, so I'm going on recollection... A DE feels smoother during the shave, due to the PTFE coating on the blade, really just glides along the skin. The straight shave feels smoother BBS-wise much longer after the shave is completed. So, you pays your money, an...
by Seraphim
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: The 30° Myth
Replies: 29
Views: 6805

The total angle for a straight let's say is an average of 18 degrees. So, the half angle, with one side laying flat against a hone or a face is 9 degrees. If you then lift the spine off the face by the with of the spine (again, total angle being 18 degrees), you have 9+18=27 degrees. Violla! The act...
by Seraphim
Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Trumpers Soaps?
Replies: 22
Views: 3208

I have Trumper's sandalwood and coconut soaps. While I can't tell the difference between them as to their moisturizing properties, the coconut is a milder, more benign soap in that it lacks additives for color, and the fragrance is very light. I had one of my best shaves ever with it this morning. ...
by Seraphim
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: What's the difference between carbon and stainless steel?
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

Stainless is much, MUCH more stain resistant than carbon steel. A carbon razor that you do not pay proper attention to can aquire a nice coat of rust overnight. :shock: A stainless razor you can simply wipe off with a towel, and put it away, and sleep peacefully. A carbon razor, however is not that ...
by Seraphim
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Tips for Honing New TI
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

3M lapping film will kick that thang into line.
by Seraphim
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: What's the most tallowy hard soap you've tried?
Replies: 20
Views: 2371

Tallow in and of itself does not ensure a great soap. Case in point--Williams! It's the second ingredient, and Williams latehr is severely lacking in full bodied richness. Tabc-awesome Valobra stick-ditto But it is the sum of the ingredients, not just the tallow itself that makes a great soap. That ...
by Seraphim
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lathering soap: wet brush vs dry brush?
Replies: 15
Views: 2118

I had been going with the dry brush method, lately I've leaned towrds the wetter brush and have also been quite enjoying the results.
by Seraphim
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Frameback Fondness
Replies: 10
Views: 2117

Well, my familt just finished up with a week's worth of the flu oursleves, so I blame my foggy-headedness for the lapse....


It won't happen again! :shock:
by Seraphim
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Frameback Fondness
Replies: 10
Views: 2117

Pudu,

Please tell me it was you, who won this action.

I was going to bid on it, but somehow I got caught up in work here at work, and didn't put a bid in! :oops:
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by Seraphim
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: I'm on the stone path.
Replies: 10
Views: 1478

Wow Jim, that's a sweet looking strop!


I have a Kintaka horsehide strop, that's made in Tokyo as well. They sure know how to make a class item there!

Basashi anyone? :wink: