Hello from Switzerland

Discussion in 'Welcome Center' started by Brownie111, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Brownie111

    Brownie111 New Member

    I introduce myself.
    I am Swiss. I like to shave with a straight razor. In French: coupe-choux. I have a "Le Grelot - Royal Canada - P.Hospital" white celluloid handle 5/8 and a "Thiers-Issard - Aigle" red stamina handle 6/8.
    My classic razor is a Gillette Aristocrat De Luxe Gold which I also adore. My shavette is a Parker Stanless.
    I was born in 1983. I am very athletic (ultra-marathon and ultra-trail). I am vegan however my badger is made of badger hair. I bought it before my transition. My sharpening strop is made of leather. I made myself a synthetic craft felt strop. It works.

    Last edited: Feb 24, 2021
  2. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Hello and welcome from Alabama the Heart of Dixie. Glad to have you aboard.
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  3. Paul Turner

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  4. Brownie111

    Brownie111 New Member

    Running races of more than 50 kilometers (31 miles) with vertical drop of 2000m and more. Ultra-trail with little difference in height means distances of more than 100 kilometers (62 miles).
    It's not very well defined. As soon as you run more than 42km, it's ultra-running.
    An ultra-trail are distances longer than for an ultra-running.
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  6. Silvestris

    Silvestris Well-Known Member

    Hello and :signs046: from Poland!
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  7. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard. On the vegan stuff for shaving they do have synthetic brushes, usually the brush hairs are softer than badger but tend to make very watery lather. You also have horse hair as another option usually they are made of hair from the tail and the mane after grooming. They tend to be somewhere between badger and boar brushes for the softness. You can also try using balsa wood with sharpening paste instead of a leather or even cloth strop. If you ask in the straight razor section you'll get some good advice on what and how to use them.
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  8. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Another strop option is to use newspaper with or without paste.
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  9. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Welcome to The TSD, have some great shaves from Canada.
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  11. Brownie111

    Brownie111 New Member

    Thanks, that's nice. My badger and my leather will last a few more years. When they are no longer usable I will buy the things you advise me.
  12. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    If you take care of the brush it will last you a lifetime. As long as it works for you is all that matters.
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  13. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

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  14. Brownie111

    Brownie111 New Member

    Thx yes. I know. My barber has already restored my two razors. Now I keep them out of the bathroom and protect the blades with WD-40.
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    hello and welcome..:)
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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Welcome to the Den.
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  19. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Im a bit late to the party here but welcome. Where in Switzerland are you from? My ancestors on my mother's side came from Bern.
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  20. Brownie111

    Brownie111 New Member

    I live in Valais (Wallis). It is in the south of Switzerland. The same canton as the Matterhorn (Toblerone packaging mountain).
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