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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:17 pm
by evnpar
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Ali's Blade Chopper 65 8/8

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:27 am
by brothers
Wow, what a beautiful razor!

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:48 am
by pundi64
Got this razor today, and just couldn't resist had to give it a try. Smooth as bloody silk, clean cutter, very nice shave.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:02 am
by brothers
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.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 6:18 pm
by brothers
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.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:38 pm
by brothers
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.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:41 pm
by brothers
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?

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:06 pm
by The Shave Lion
I used a wade and butcher Joseph Allen & sons from sheffield england today. stirling sandpiper shave soap and aftershave.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:57 am
by cooper_odry
axe :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:28 am
by brothers
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?

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:50 am
by brothers
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!

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:40 am
by brothers
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Red Imp Wedge

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Sun May 27, 2018 4:18 pm
by Legman
Today’s Razor was with a PumavGold 6/8. Smooth as silk.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:50 am
by laxalt
665 Toyo

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:24 am
by Maladroit
I made do with a Dickenson's Invicta 5/8 this morning. In my opinion, one of the better English razors ever made.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:28 am
by drmoss_ca
Welcome, Mike!
I used a 7/8 Livi damasteel with ebony scales, my favourite Omega boar, Coates Almond cream, a small Moss scuttle,, and followed with Coral Skinfood and Geurlain Mouchoir de Monsieur.

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:09 am
by Oscar11
6/8 Grelot
L&L Grooming Original
homemade small knotted "rat" brush in pure
Myrsol Limon

Very nice shave this morning. Have a good one.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:12 am
by Oscar11
5/8 Full Concave Bengall
Tabac
homemade brush - SynBad knot
Tabac AS

Nice shave with some good English steel.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:53 am
by drmoss_ca
Big Daddy is back! Wearing a new set of ebony scales:

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I was surprised to see and feel the large step between the wedge and the scales (easily visible in the photo), which have not been sanded into contiguity on a wheel, and the sharp and catchy rivet work. There's some sanding and filing to be done on this before it meets standards, but it's still a fantastic shaver. It's going to be fun to compare this razor with a modern-day equivalent size and grind in O1 steel. I'm becoming more and more convinced that heavy grinds in less-than-super-hard steel are the way to go for easy honing and superb shaves.

Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:03 pm
by EL Alamein
I've been so good these many months and you all have haul out the temptation shots.

Blast it! I'm going to hang in there an not buy anything.

Chris