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?

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Sunday morning - I used my laser sharp quarter-wedge Torrey with outstanding results due to the thorough reset of the edge Saturday evening.
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I chose the Heljestrand Viking Stainless for today's SR shave. Good choice! This one's probably going to end up on my very short list of possible frequently used straight razors. It appears to be 1/2 to 1/4 quarter ground, just what I like. Modern-day Swedish steel that should hold a keen edge for quite a while and requiring only an occasional touch-up.
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Today's straight razor is the Boker King Cutter 7/8 full hollow.
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The Puma INOX I used this morning did a pretty good job removing the heavy 2 day growth, but using it reminded me that I want to remove the super sharp (unnecessary) point. No nicks or cuts, but there were scratches on both sides of my neck down below the ear, where the lethal point almost brought blood in an area where I wasn't even shaving.
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Rugby Silver Steel 172. I like the 3 pin scales. I tightened them and the razor feels good in the hand. It's a full hollow, and there's an embossed decoration on the blade, "Rugby - Silver Steel" and that's all it says on both sides of the tang, without identifying the manufacturer (if not Rugby), nor does it make reference to the location of the origin. It's old, and may have seen little or no usage before I bumped into it. It took an edge and the shave was just fine.
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Wednesday's straight razor
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Hart 6/8. One of my best.
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Yesterday's straight razor of the day was the Dubl Duck Special Number 1 6/8 razor. I made two or three careful with the grain passes and the final product was excellent.
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Couldn't find the time to shave yesterday, causing me to wake up to a full 3 days of whiskers this morning. I used an old Wade & Butcher 6/8 full wedge and definitely took my time and paid full attention to the shave. I am OK to feel pretty good about the resulting shave due to the fact that it has been 12 full years of learning the art of sincerely maintaining and using straight razors. Twelve years! When the competently sharpened blade meets the whiskers the most important things to remember are taking the time and focusing full attention to the tiny little spot I'm looking at in the mirror at all times. Take all the time I want and focus, focus, focus. No fast moves and no diversions. I really like the wedges. The razor to which I am referring is the blonde handle one below.
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Red Imp Wedge. This little guy is turning out to be a dependable favorite.
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Today's straight razor was the white handled Torrey with the barber's notch, made in Worcester MA. USA. Result was tops.
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