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by matt321
Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: My first two weeks with a straight
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

1. I remember that feeling of desperation. You want to break clean and never go back to cartridges or electrics. So you treat your one razor like a candle in the wind, trying to gain skills in honing, stropping, and shaving before it all goes to hell sending you back to the dark side. [-o< 2. I like...
by matt321
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Tips for Honing New TI
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

OK, this one is a grade A shaver now. I even did some ATG strokes on the chin and upper lip. I was able to bring it up the final notch by continued honing just on the GlassStone 16K and Naniwa 10K (followed by CrO, then canvas, then leather). These two stones are fun to compete one against the other...
by matt321
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Razorland55
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Another good one: (click to expand)

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by matt321
Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Razorland55
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Most of the historical images are on the left side of this page in the razorama 1 - 12 links:
http://razorland55.free.fr/razorama.htm

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by matt321
Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Razorland55
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Razorland55

Anyone ever look at razorland55

http://razorland55.free.fr/index.htm

Lots of cool images, history, etc for shaving. Seems the text is mostly French. I found images of bronze razors...now that is old!


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by matt321
Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Tips for Honing New TI
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

I think my problem was twofold. The razor is a little off of flat on one side so it takes a slight roll to hit the full length of the bevel on that side; combined with the fact that it is very hard steel. Armed with that theory I hope to kick it up to an A+ next week. Thanks for the comments and sug...
by matt321
Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Tips for Honing New TI
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

OK, this razor is now shaving at about a A- rather than a B-. I took it through my arsenal one more time (2K, 4K, 8K, 10K, 16K, CrO) doing about 40 laps on each. That seemed to help a little. Then I went back to 4K, 8K, 10K, 16K and did 100 laps on each with very light pressure. This sounds like I w...
by matt321
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which Strop?
Replies: 14
Views: 2121

JimR wrote: Well, seeing as how the plane is already headed over there, one more little strop won't hurt... Come on, you know you want to... :wink:
Maybe after my Tony Miller latigo wears out 50 years from now.
by matt321
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Tips for Honing New TI
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Its Thiers-Issard Sheffield Silver Steel, Red Stamina, 6/8. It came pre-sharpened, but from the start it was only about a B- grade shaver. I've honed it since but have not been able to kick it up to A+ like my other razors. It seems like the steel is very hard. It is not phased by linen stropping at...
by matt321
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Tips for Honing New TI
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Tips for Honing New TI

All the horses in the stable are shaving like a dream except the most expensive one (naturally).

Resources:
I have Shaptons to 16k. I have Spyderco UF. I have a ton of CrO powder that I use dusted on paper mounted on glass. I have a Naniwa 10k. Why can't I have a sharp TI? :(
by matt321
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Do Fully Polished Razors Feel Sticky?
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

OK, so it means I'm being a little sloppy with the angle thing. I'll work on that.
by matt321
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which Strop?
Replies: 14
Views: 2121

Hmmm. What does it do to my carbon footprint if I order a strop from the other side of the earth? :oops:
by matt321
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Which Strop?
Replies: 14
Views: 2121

JimR, is the Kanayama the one sold here?
http://www.rasurpur.de/english/shop/shop.html
by matt321
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Do Fully Polished Razors Feel Sticky?
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Do Fully Polished Razors Feel Sticky?

Is it my imagination? It seems like my razors that are fully polished seem to stick to my face a little. Not the very edge mind you. Just the part above the bevel. There seems to be a tendency to skip and hop! :(