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by yohannrjm
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Cats, and the Killing Thereof
Replies: 15
Views: 5032

Re: Cats, and the Killing Thereof

I tried your suggestion for using the pasted strop - first on the Heljestrands Mk133 and then on a Tosuke kamisori. After shaving with the Heljestrands, I felt that it may have been slightly sharper than off the hones, but I wasn't sure. After using the Tosuke, I'm pretty sure that the edge improved...
by yohannrjm
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Cats, and the Killing Thereof
Replies: 15
Views: 5032

Re: Cats, and the Killing Thereof

drmoss_ca wrote: Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:35 am You have to use the linen pretty liberally after a paste that gets things very sharp, otherwise the edge is too aggressive.

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Thanks for the pointer. I Just tried this on my Heljestrands Mk133. We'll see how I like it once I've shaved. 3 passes on the pasted strop followed by 80 on linen.
by yohannrjm
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Cats, and the Killing Thereof
Replies: 15
Views: 5032

Re: Cats, and the Killing Thereof

I love the shaves off my coticules, Thuringians and JNats, but I've never learned to like the edges after stropping (on CrOx or diamond pastes). I try it every now and then, but never stick with it. It's not the abrasives themselves, as I like the edges that I get when I hone on lapping film. It mus...
by yohannrjm
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Cats, and the Killing Thereof
Replies: 15
Views: 5032

Re: Cats, and the Killing Thereof

This is a really enjoyable thread. I've had some of these razors in the past, and I feel a bit of nostalgia for them when reading this thread. The one I never had, but wanted, was the TIPTLE. I attempted to buy one when they were made available years ago, but missed out. Still wish I had one, even t...
by yohannrjm
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I've been thinking about getting a Futur
Replies: 13
Views: 2145

Re: I've been thinking about getting a Futur

I've never had any issues with the Futur (as far as pain is concerned). I can imagine the weight and balance of the razor being an issue for some people (or myself, as I age). I doubt it is the finish of the handle itself that's the issue, because I've had the smooth gold version and the matte versi...
by yohannrjm
Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: The razors you like/use the most?
Replies: 171
Views: 46434

Re: The razors you like/use the most?

My preferences for a daily user keep changing, but for the moment:

1) Feather Portable with a heavier handle - nicely aggressive, and wonderful paired with a Feather blade.
2) Gem Clog-Pruf with Ted Pella SE blade.
by yohannrjm
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Another excellent Leresche
Replies: 11
Views: 2439

That's a very interesting Leresche. Looks very cool.

I had an OC Leresche - pretty standard design, but I loved the shave. Not sure why I sold it. Oh well!

These are nice razors, and could be had for pretty cheap a while ago. Not sure what the current prices are, though.

Congrats on the pick-up.
by yohannrjm
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Relative Razor Aggressiveness Scale
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

If you want a close 1-2 pass shave with a DE, consider the new Muhle R41 tooth comb. It gives an almost str8 shave with the right blade. I love mine, but it puts a premium on technique and prep. A great razor if your shave-fu is strong. Wayne The R41 is certainly one to consider. However, it won't ...
by yohannrjm
Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Slant: Both Sides?
Replies: 17
Views: 3354

Are you paying attention to the blade exposure on each side?

The Merkur slants I had have all allowed some play in the blade positioning. Perhaps you're aligning one side and leaving a different blade gap on the other side - which could explain the difference in shave quality.
by yohannrjm
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB or WTT: Muhle Open Comb R41 or R101 (NOT the new Style)
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

I don't know if it is okay to mention this here, but the SUperior Shave still sells the old OC R41, I think. Their prices are decent too.
by yohannrjm
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Ikon razor
Replies: 16
Views: 5667

Now that ^ I'd buy.

:D

I hadn't considered the rust issue. Anyway, Greg's stuff is really good (generally), so I can see how this would be attractive.
by yohannrjm
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: New Ikon razor
Replies: 16
Views: 5667

Yeah, for that price I'd buy the real thing (the Pils).

The added grip is nice, I'm sure.
by yohannrjm
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: I NOW OWN THIS MONSTROUS RAZOR:
Replies: 5
Views: 1499

I own and use several different Rols Razor models. They're pretty common, and complete sets (with presentation cases and instructions) are not unusual. That said, your set is particularly nice. :) Even if it was unused, it is unlikely that the blade is shave-ready. The included hone is inadequate fo...
by yohannrjm
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: HELP! My Simpson is cracking!!
Replies: 35
Views: 6229

Since the knot seems fine, you could have it removed and inserted into a new handle.

I know Rudy Vey does this sometimes, so you could give him a shout. It won't say 'Simpson' on the handle, but it will still be the same knot.

Make sure you get it set at the same loft, of course.
by yohannrjm
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: iKon Jade Brush Just Arrived
Replies: 9
Views: 1984

I had one of these brushes (with a different handle design). It was really lovely to look at, and the jade felt nice to touch. I didn't care for the knot, so I replaced it with a TGN extra stuffed Finest. That was nice. I did notice that the great weight of the handle made it slightly uncomfortable ...
by yohannrjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Your Daily Shave Routine
Replies: 32
Views: 24815

My routine is pretty simple:

1) Hot shower
2) Soak brush, load from soap, build lather (in bowl or on face)
3) Shave (3 pass, WTG, XTG, ATG)
4) Apply AS
Done
by yohannrjm
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: 1938 British Gillette OC #15 Aristocrat *SOLD*
Replies: 16
Views: 3638

To be honest, I think this price is reasonable for a razor in this apparent shape and with a set this complete. However, as stated before, you need to find a buyer who not only wants a set like this, but can afford it. For my part, for example, I've been looking for a #15, but there's no way I can s...
by yohannrjm
Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Chubby 1 Best vs. Rooney 1XL
Replies: 29
Views: 6199

I've had the Chubby 2 in Best, 3-band Super and 2-band Super, and I have a Rooney 2XL. The Rooney 2XL has the softest hair, but that's not necessarily a good thing. I like a bit of scrub. The Chubby 2 Best and 3-band were equivalent (in fact, I don't there's any reason to buy a 3-band Simpsons brush...
by yohannrjm
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Williams, grated into a shave stick
Replies: 8
Views: 1495

Like David, one experiment I tried is grating a little Williams into a small remnant of VDH. With the VDH molten I stirred in the Williams - then let it set. It seems to work great. Some tallow + glycerin soap = long lasting lather and slick shaving; and my skin seems to like it. And yes, the Willia...
by yohannrjm
Tue May 31, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Question about Simpson Super Badger Two Band hair.
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

I found my Chubby 2 best to be too floppy for my tastes. Both the pre- and post-Vulfix versions were not to my taste. However, I had a Colonel in Best and that was excellent. I now have a Chubby 3 in 2-band super, and that's an amazing brush. It does shed the occasional hair, but I guess that's expe...