Which straight razor did you use today?

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by drmoss_ca » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:44 am

I've a pretty clear idea of what my favourite razors are by now, and I really ought to release a couple of hundred less-favoured razors back onto the market. Fly, my pretties! Fly!
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:20 am

4/8 Ivory handled J. Rodgers & Sons
Pear Brrr Shoppe (canard)
small Omega

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

Post by drmoss_ca » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:15 am

The Wacker damascus from hell made an appearance today. I've been honing it for years, and am slowly getting there. It now shaves ATG very closely, but not effortlessly where my beard resists most, just under the chin. It's the prettiest razor, with highly polished and very lightly etched damascus, giving a silvery pattern that looks the way I imagine Mithril to appear under moonlight. If I had a Rockwell tester I'd put a dent in the tang; this thing hones like it's been case-hardened. When I say I've been honing it for the five years I've owned it I really mean it - it is slowly getting sharper, whilst showing no wear at all on the spine. It is half-hollowed, but very light for its size. I checked with a magnet as I couldn't remember for sure whether it was carbon or stainless, and it more attractive to the magnet than a Livi or Friodur, but less than a pure carbon steel razor. Perhaps I should leave it in the rain.... [-X no, it must be carbon to be this hard. I'll send a pic to Wacker and ask.

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:16 pm

Gold Dollar
Oxford & Cambridge SS
homemade brush - with a Chubby 2 Synthetic knot
Gent's Gin AS

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

Post by Oscar11 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:24 pm

Hackett Diamond
MWF
Polar Shaving Synthetic brush (Frank's G4 fiber)
Brut

Sundays shave. This old hardware razor is a nice shaver.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:30 am

Beau Brummel
A&E Soap
homemade Cashmere brush

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by drmoss_ca » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:25 am

TZ damascus, Trumper Coconut, Crown Perfumery Eau de Russe:

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:59 pm

wacker inox
isidro SS
homemade synthetic/turn&shave 24mm knot

very nicely scented soap. it's supposed to the makers take on tom fords oud wood. great post shave feel. nice knot,btw.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:03 am

5/8 Oxford
MWF
Polar Shaving brush (synthetic)

Great shave this morning. This is the only bellied hollow grind straight that I've run across. Have a good one.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:25 am

5/8 Wusthof Trident
Vreto Shaving Soap
homemade brush/big Omega S knot
Ogallala Bay Rum

Very nice shave this morning. I was gifted this soap by a friend. I know nothing about it but I had a very good shave with it. It has good slip and post shave feel. Have a good one.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by drmoss_ca » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:04 pm

TZ damascus mammoth ivory, Coates Lime, L'Artisan Parfumeur Al Oudh:
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

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drmoss_ca wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:04 pm
TZ damascus mammoth ivory, Coates Lime, L'Artisan Parfumeur Al Oudh:

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Ah, Coates, the good ol' days.

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:13 am

6/8 Sterling
Pear Brrr Shoppe
Maggard 22mm SHD knot homemade handle
Myrsol Balsamica

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

Post by drmoss_ca » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:01 am

Big Daddy, Somerset E3, new batch of MkIII Shaving Soap, No.89:

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by drmoss_ca » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:45 am

This one is rather special, as the razor that arrived today has been three years and three months in the making. Tim Zowada has stopped taking custom orders, and makes what he feels like these days, and I can't say I blame him as it can't be much fun to deal with picky customers. But since we had been discussing it so long, he relented and made it. I wanted a modern version of a classic Sheffield chopper, using a softer steel than his usual damascus and Timahagane blades - I chose O1 tool steel. The reluctance was palpable, but I'm glad to say he admits enjoying working with something easier for a change. So we have a 17/16" round-pointed quarter hollow blade, with Honduran rosewood scales, all beautifully fitted and finished. Now he has hardened it to 64.5HRC, saying he knows I can hone (I wanted it to be like old Sheffield razors, so maybe no more than 62HRC, but I have to be punished somehow!) As a compensation though, he has honed it on his new Japanese natural stones, and the edge is just miraculous. At that hardness, it should last a long time, and I'll have to see how I get on without any JNats when the time comes. In size and weight it's much like Big Daddy in the post above, but whereas Big Daddy makes a quiet sound like a zipper being closed when shaving, this one has a much finer, higher frequency sound as it slides through the beard with no perceivable resistance, even ATG. I saved up a three day beard in anticipation, and have had the best straight shave of my life. Absolutely exceptional! If he ever makes another one like this, jump on it quick!

TZ Custom (I need to give it a name), MkIII shaving soap, Dominican Lime Bay Rum:
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

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I gather you both have benefitted immensely from this transaction. I trust you and he will enjoy many years with your new acquisitions! Congratulations!
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:44 am

Tuckmar World Star
MWF
homemade boar
Myrsol Limon

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

Post by Oscar11 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:21 am

6/8 Fisher stainless
A&E
homemade brush-Hawk synthetic knot

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

Post by Oscar11 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:43 am

6/8 Flic
MdC
homemade brush-Chubby 2 syn. knot
Bigelow

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:51 am

5/8 Grelot Lotus
Tabac
homemade badger
Tabac AS

Great shave this morning. Have a good one.
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