Just a thought.....

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by oscar11, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I can feel absolutely no stubble. No evidence but my face lol.

    If you like, send me a razor and I’ll hone it for you and you can see if you get the same results.

    Cheers, Steve
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  2. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    I have razors where I can get as close as I want. I just would never make such as statement because of the wide variety of hair types.
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  3. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    To chase BBS with a SR is doing it backward, chase a COMFORTABLE shave, it will get closer and closer through experience...
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  4. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    At least this has been my experience. I agree.
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  5. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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  6. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Well I did acknowledge in my post that not everyone’s face is the same....

    I’m not isolated though, all my friends who are into hones and honing have similar experiences. And Glen’s right if you’re learning. Best quote is Alfredo’s, ‘Sharp is easy, smooth is hard.’

    Cheers, Steve
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  7. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    The original quote is

    "Getting an SR sharp is easy, getting it sharp and smooth takes Talent" :)
  8. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    It's just shaving. :D
  9. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Yeah. But now, it's fun.
  10. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    LOL, yes. :bounce017:
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  11. Rkep01

    Rkep01 Well-Known Member

    That's my definition. Can't ever remember rubbing a baby's butt and feeling stubble:happy068:!
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  12. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    The definition I am used to is that if rub your fingers with the grain and feel no stubble, that’s a CCS - close comfortable shave, if you rub it across the grain with no stubble feel, that’s a DFS - darn fine shave, and if you can rub your fingers against the grain and still not feel stubble, that’s a BBS - baby butt smooth shave. And then there is the dolphin smooth shave when it’s so unbelievably smooth the dolphin’s are jealous. :happy036:

    I won’t even attempt to describe a baby dolphin butt smooth shave. :rofl:
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2019
  13. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    I am a daily shaver and use a straight 90% of the time. I consistently get irritation free shaves with a smoooth face. They key for me is the lather, technique and very sharp edge. I have a tough beard so my goal is a sharp edge when I prepare my razors.
  14. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Interesting topic. I always do three passes and get bbs results, but lately , I’ve considered just one pass And see how it pans out. Is a sas ( socially acceptable shave) good enough? I would wager back in the day this was the typical routine: wash, lather, wtg , rinse, and call er done.
    I still cannot bring myself to do that, cuz I’m so darn weak :sad023:
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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    I got a BBS with my DE razors consistently, but now that I am using a SR, I have given up "chasing" the baby. Not worth it. I'll catch that little one eventually without a chase.
  16. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    I've never touched a dolphin anywhere...LOL!!
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  17. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    I am trying to break myself of the habit of touching my face. Never had the addiction before shaving forums...…;)
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  18. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Clearly you havent vacationed in Mexico. :happy097:
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  19. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

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  20. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    FWIW, The Lovely Mrs Headroom is still a licensed barber. All though she elected to not pursue this career, I've been getting free haircuts for almost 40 years.

    For her board exam she chose to volunteer a very young Max Headroom as the subject of the shaving practical. In the State we lived in the regulations prohibited real straight razors, so shavettes were called upon.

    It was not the most comfortable shave I've had, but did pass 'the cotton ball test', where the examiner wanted NO pick up of cotton fiber when dragged across the beard. I'd say it was a little less subjective than SAS, DFS, BBS, BBS Level 1, BBS Level 2, BDS, BDBS, etc....

    Pretty good indicator as far as I am concerned. I took up straights last July and have always targeted 'comfortable'. I am pleasantly amazed at how improvements seem perpetual. The really great shave I can obtain in 15 minutes compared to the original time commitment is rewarding too.

    Very relaxing for me.

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