Which straight razor did you use today?

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by evnpar » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:17 pm

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by 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?

Post by cooper_odry » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:57 am

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by 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?

Post by 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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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:40 am

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Legman » Sun May 27, 2018 4:18 pm

Today’s Razor was with a PumavGold 6/8. Smooth as silk.

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by laxalt » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:50 am

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Maladroit » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:24 am

I made do with a Dickenson's Invicta 5/8 this morning. In my opinion, one of the better English razors ever made.

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by drmoss_ca » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:28 am

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?

Post by Oscar11 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:09 am

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?

Post by Oscar11 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:12 am

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?

Post by drmoss_ca » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:53 am

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.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by EL Alamein » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:03 pm

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

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