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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:06 am
by brothers
Friday, September 4th

Filarmonica 14 razor. I gave it a good thorough stropping and the edge seems quite keen. The shave was great. I love my straight razors.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:49 pm
by brothers
Yesterday, the 7th, the blade of the day was the 15/16 Boker King Cutter. It's been a while since I used it. I gave it a good turn on a couple of strops, and the result was good.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:45 am
by brothers
First shave with my newest razor --- Puma INOX square point 7/8 razor with faux tortoise scales.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:05 am
by brothers
Wade & Butcher 5/8 wedge razor

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:57 am
by Oscar11
6/8 Wacker SS
Cade
homemade boar
This is one of the razors I've been using a lot lately along with a DD and a SHB OVB. Add some Oxford and Cambridge, de Ver Gulde Hand and Le savon des Volcans and we have everything covered for the last couple of months. As far as brushes go 2 badgers (Shavemac, Semogue and this boar. Have a good one.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:10 pm
by brothers
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:16 am
by Oscar11
Very nice Gary.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:32 am
by Zot!
Boker 4/8 Extra Hollow. This razor has a coticule edge which is very comfortable but struggles a bit through the tough upper lip area. I really like this small size for its handling.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:53 am
by brothers
Wade & Butcher barber's notch razor with deep engraving on the blade. Near full wedge. Smooth as silk and quiet as a mouse.

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:03 am
by Zot!
Cranford Razor Works (circa 1920) 5/8 Round Point

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:48 am
by Zot!
Hart Steel 5/8 Square Point--this razor still has the factory edge. It is very sharp and comfortable. I think I read somewhere that Hart uses a Escher stone. If so, I like the feel. This one has the initials TV on it. The synthetic scales are shaped with a point instead of a rounded end near the pin. I had to file it down a bit so that it doesn't interfere with stropping.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:30 am
by Oscar11
Wacker
Salters Sandalwood SC
homemade brush with SOC knot
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:52 pm
by kaptain_zero
Rumaging around in my meager collection, looking for something that was still fairly sharp, I found a 5/8 Fredrick Reynolds restored and honed by Traveller over at SRP.

In spite of it being ignored for several years, a thorough stropping and a shaky hand resulted in a very nice shave. Hopefully my hands will steady over the next few weeks and I'll regain my muscle memory on the hones, as it is so much nicer than DE shaving.

My old Saville Row brush and some lavender cream (Razor Rock) rounded out the shave.

No pictures, but I'm happy!

Regards

Kaptain "trembling with delight" Zero

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:33 am
by Oscar11
6/8 vintage T.I.
Tabac
homemade boar
I didn't really need a shave today and probably won't need one tomorrow but...... it was a great shave anyway.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:49 am
by brothers
Kaptain, great story. The straights are always a pleasant alternative!

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:07 pm
by brothers
Heljestrand Viking stainless 6/8

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:54 am
by Zot!
Cranford 5/8 Round Point. I touched it up with a Coticule/C12K yesterday, sharp and very comfortable.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:45 pm
by kaptain_zero
Hah! I finally got that darn 4/8" Carbo Magnetic sharp again.

True, I had to *cheat* a wee bit.... I got tired of working on the bevel, it was almost there, but not quite. I wanted to shave and memories of not having the spare time I wanted at the hones from before caused me to toss an extra layer of tape on the spine. That was all it took to get it back in shaving form. I just hit the 4k, 8k, 16k and my chromium oxide pasted bench strop and all was good again. Sure, I'll have to *fix* it down the road, but I just needed to know I can still do it.... well, that and I needed a shave! :P

AOS Lavender soap and my trusty ol' Savile Row brush rounded out the shave.

Regards

Kaptain "Where's my dang phone... I need to take a picture." Zero

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:57 pm
by brothers
Hess FortyFour stainless razor

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:38 am
by Zot!
Hart Steel 6/8 Round Point touched up with Naniwa/CrO2