Which straight razor did you use today?

Use a straight. You know it makes sense.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:24 am

Brown Razor Works
Conquest (Dr. Jon's)
Omega brush

Interesting shave today. The asymmetrical grind is a bit of a head trip but I had a nice shave this morning.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:04 am

Today's straight razor is the W&B engraved.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:30 am

Star 10/-
Fine L'Orange Noir
Thater boar
Pitralon


Nice shave this morning. I've used Fine soaps before but it's a first for this scent and I really like it.This Thater is a beast. I've had it quite awhile and it just doesn't want to give it up and break in. I should have another boar coming this week so I think I'll stick with them and use 'em like a government mule for a bit.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:41 am

Today's straight razor is the "King's Hollow Ground". Probably from around 1840 to 1850.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:26 am

Case XX Tested
Stirling
Omega boar
Myrsol Limon

Nice close shave this morning. The Omega came in the mail yesterday. The plan was to shorten it up a bit but it performed well as it is. No need to be in a hurry.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:09 am

Medaille-Argt Dumas-Aine 32
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:37 am

DD Satin Edge
Stirling
Omega boar
VIBR

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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:52 am

Flagg Cutlery Co.
Stirling
Omega boar
Black Linen

I haven't dug this razor out in a long time. Just stropped it and shaved, pretty decent shave. It seems to me there was a gimmick with this razor, maybe a sharpening technique or the razor itself but I don't remember. Have a good one.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:45 pm

R. Wade, 1812 to 1816. It shaved better than the other three this week. I feel lucky to own this old razor. It has jimps on the top and bottom of the neck. The scales are nothing fancy, horn or bone. I'm no expert there. To be honest, the edges on all four of these can use a bit more attention. This is the point of using straight razors, isn't it? A labor of love perhaps? :wink:
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:34 pm

Tuckmar
sv tundra artica
homemade boar- big Omega knot
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:25 pm

Fisher Stainless
Stirling Gin & Tonic on the Rocks
homemade badger
Myrsol Limon

Enjoying the menthol, in the Stirling. It's a nice way to start the day during this hot sticky weather. Nice shave this morning.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by Oscar11 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:21 pm

Toyo
Stirling Gin & Tonic on the Rocks
ABC boar

Very nice shave today.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:28 pm

Henkels Friodur razor
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:32 am

Heljestrand Viking, quarter hollow.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:24 am

Puma INOX stainless full hollow razor
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:09 am

Hess FortyFour stainless razor.
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:35 am

Rugby 172 Best Silver Steel
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:59 am

Torrey 11/16
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:44 am

Frederick Reynolds Sheffield 6/8 wedge
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Re: Which straight razor did you use today?

Post by brothers » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:22 pm

Torrey half hollow barber's notch in faux ivory.
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