What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by lindyhopper66, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    I' d like to start a new running thread with photos of the straight you used for your shave today. If you don't have a photo handy, just the razor name will be a start.

    Today I used my new favorite straight from Solingen, Germany made by F.W. Engels. The model is Perfection. Blade width is given at 8/8, but it really measures close to 9/8.
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  2. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    That's a massive beast of a razor you've got there. I'm partial to 5/8 round tip half hollows myself. My main razor is the Dovo Natural, and I occasionally use a vintage Shumate 5/8 round tip full hollow. I recently retired a third razor, as I just couldn't warm up to it.
     
  3. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Lovely razor, Robert. Here's mine for today.
    Wusthof
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  4. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    I've seen the Dovo Natural alluded to in some other recent posts. What is the Dovo Natural? Trying to understand the natural part. I've also been shaving with some super 5/8 William Elliotts from a 7 day set. I like 'em big and small.

    I just looked up the "Natural", so I can answer my own question. The scales are bamboo. They look great and will last a long, long time.
     
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  5. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Very nice. I wish Wusthof was still making straights. They are making fine knives now. I've yet to find a Wusthof Trident.
     
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  6. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    The Natural part comes from it having bamboo scales, that's about it. I only got that one because SRD was out of the Boker Edelweiss at the time.
     
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  7. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    I like those bamboo scales. They don't seem to be in stock anywhere, anymore. Bokers are very nice. I have several vintage Bokers.
     
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  8. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    The bamboo grows on you after a while and with it I discovered I like the heavier grind.
     
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  9. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Heavier grind? It's not full hollow? Is it 1/4 or 1/2 or wedge-like?
     
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  10. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    The Natural is half hollow according to Dovo's website.
     
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  11. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    I've heard that bamboo is invasive, but, man, didn't realize it was THAT invasive! :eek:
     
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  12. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Green Lizard from Cataraugus Cutlery honed on lapping film. A no name but with 95 on tang and with barber's notch, edge repaired on DMT 325 and honed with Naniwa progression, CrOx, diamond spray, CBN. Both gave a great and smooth shave with no pressure needed.

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  13. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    Nice razors!…plus I like the reflection of you with camera in the mirror….:cool:
     
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  14. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I'm not great with my little Canon Powershot and the mirror was an accident.

    Please put up a photo of your straight. I don't want to be the only poster in this thread. I know there must be more of us...straight razor users...on TSD.
     
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  15. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    I currently have two—one is usable (shave-ready), the other is a restore job; and one on its way to me.
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    On it's way to me sometime this week…another clean-up/sharpen project: M.E. Reppenhagen Diamondine#7
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    And a REAL restore project… Wadsworth
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  16. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Bartmann 89 Extra Manganese Steel
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  17. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    C-Mon Blackie 5/8 full hollow with blued tang.
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  18. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    Well, here's the plan for this mornings shave, 6/8 Gong but I have a lot of snow to move before I get to shaving.
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  19. lindyhopper66

    lindyhopper66 Well-Known Member

    Henckels Friodur 8/8
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  20. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    6/8 vintage T.I.
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