Received some free shave supplies. Need help identifying some.

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by StormyWeather, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. StormyWeather

    StormyWeather Well-Known Member

    Friend moved out of town, and gifted me a bunch of his shave supplies. Looks like some good stuff in here.

    So I know what some of these are, but I'm a little behind on the background -- especially some of the straight razors here. I probably don't realize the extent of what I was paid forward here, but in the Barbicide they'll go for use next weekend!

    Any help would be appreciated to maybe understand the rarity of what I was gifted (he was in a hurry) as well as maybe some background to those with more extensive knowledge. I'm thankful regardless, but knowing would be interesting. (I'm googling at the moment what I can find, but any help would be appreciated.)

    EDIT: Also, I'm told the QSHAVE kickstarter is what is in the unopened QSHAVE package. I think it's the blades?

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  2. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Those straights look pretty good. I have the same Geneva straight and get excellent shaves from it. The slant should be interesting. Congrats on a great gift.

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  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Nice pif. I see the QSHAVE Parthenon Razor V2.0, PAA Alpha Ecliptic Slant Razor, and three nice little straights. Cool.
     
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  4. StormyWeather

    StormyWeather Well-Known Member

    I think, like other straights, my understanding is to sharpen with BOTH the spine and edge on the stone / strop at the same time? You want both spine and edge to wear down evenly, to preserve the angle the spine provides for sharpening?
     
  5. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Yes, both will be on the stone or lapping film. There are some great threads here on honing. It isn’t difficult, but takes a little practice.

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  6. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member

    Looks like a GEM Gbar Guiding Eye from what I can see, nice SE razor takes GEM style blades. The PAA Alpha Ecliptic Slant Razor, looks like the aluminum one, takes Double edge blades. The other DE razor not sure enough to say.
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  7. StormyWeather

    StormyWeather Well-Known Member

    I'm ready. I've got 4000/8000 grit stones, and a 12000 grit sharpton ready to go. The sharpon is new, the 4000/8000 norton I use for the kitchen knives. I also have a DMT diamond flattening plate even, and green chromium oxide in a pretty insane brick. (I doubt I'll ever run out). Other than that, I got a dedicated leather strop that doesn't have chromium oxide to maintain. So really just I picked up a sharpton 12000, and a dedicated straight razor strop.

    So I have the materials, I just just to learn how to apply better technique probably.

    I also was gifted a nice Arkansas stone set that goes up to black / translucent, but I haven't had much of a chance to use it / haven't' had to with the 4000/8000 stone meeting most of my needs.
     
  8. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Wow, you are certainly well prepared.

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  9. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    That PAA Alpha Ecliptic is anodized aluminum. Putting it in Barbicide might do some weird stuff to it's finish.
     
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  10. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member

    Most don't need that kinda disinfectant.
    I just clean mine with an old tooth brush and some dawn dish soap, then soak it in alcohol for a while, 10 minutes is long enough. I have a Razorock Blackhawk V2, it's anodized aluminum and that doesn't bother it. I'd do the same to the GEM.
    That's a wonderful haul by the way.
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  11. StormyWeather

    StormyWeather Well-Known Member

    What about soaking in rubbing alcohol for five minutes?
     
  12. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    That should be fine. Terry's advice is spot on for the Safety Razors. I'm not *yet* a straight guy so can't even begin advice on those... You might consider posting some pics of the straights in that section here as well.
     
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  13. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    That Guiding Eye is a micromatic. Very nice shaving SE. I have a PAA slant like that. It is not bad for a two sided thingie.
     
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