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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Postby evnpar » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:17 pm

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Postby brothers » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:27 am

Wow, what a beautiful razor!
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Postby pundi64 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:48 am

Got this razor today, and just couldn't resist had to give it a try. Smooth as bloody silk, clean cutter, very nice shave.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Postby brothers » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:02 am

Had a great shave this morning with the old W&B Sheffield 5/8 engraved razor. It's somewhat of a stub-tail, which means it's probably from the early 1800s or so. It would have to be later than about 1820, because that's approximately when R. Wade joined up with Mr. Butcher. This blade came from a flea market in Mesquite TX a few years ago, and was refurbished in Idaho by Glen (gssixgun), with faux tortoise scales.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Postby brothers » Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:18 pm

Today's razor was the old full wedge 5/8 W&B in the original blonde horn scales. I've definitely got to work on the edge on this one. If yesterday's shave was a 9, then today's was a 4. It pulled and didn't cut well.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Postby brothers » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:38 pm

Haven't used a straight razor since my last post above. I'm going through a phase where the maintenance and associated processes are taking on a burdensome taint, and I'm just not motivated (too lazy) to do it any more and I don't care. :D . . . 'shrug'. I've got a couple of double edge razors that are blowing my mind every day, and it's way too easy and too much fun to use them.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Postby brothers » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:41 pm

pundi64 wrote:Got this razor today, and just couldn't resist had to give it a try. Smooth as bloody silk, clean cutter, very nice shave.


I just noticed you didn't identify the source of this pretty razor. I'm guessing it's a custom?
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Postby The Shave Lion » Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:06 pm

I used a wade and butcher Joseph Allen & sons from sheffield england today. stirling sandpiper shave soap and aftershave.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Postby cooper_odry » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:57 am

axe :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Postby brothers » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:28 am

I'm updating my last post of February 2016. It's been that long since I used a straight razor. This morning's shave was delivered by an old W.Greaves & Sons, sometime between 1816 and 1830. It's a good shaver.

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Postby brothers » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:50 am

Today's straight razor was shave #2 in a row with the W.Greaves & Sons antique razor.

PS: I have no idea what's happening to several of my recently posted photos. :D Obviously operator error!
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