Russian Straight Razor Thread

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by DaltonGang, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Brickman301

    Brickman301 Well-Known Member

    Lol, I just figured you were tired of seeing it. I’ve posted pictures of it numerous times in the “what straight did you use today” section.
    Here it is again, sorry to keep you wanting. You are very patient. [​IMG]

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  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Never tired of pics. Unless they are of cats. :happy088::happy088:
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  3. Brickman301

    Brickman301 Well-Known Member

    :happy097: Gotcha, I’ll remember, No pictures of cats! Lol
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  4. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja


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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    It needs a shave. :D
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  6. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

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  7. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Russian Straight Razor "Osobaya"(Special), made at factory STIZ in Moscow in 1957

    Just came in Today .Will clean her up and hone on Wed .
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  8. mlys7884

    mlys7884 Well-Known Member

    Another nice one from Soviet times.... DSCN5366.JPG
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  9. Kirasy

    Kirasy New Member

    I will join in on this thread. I have had a soviet blade "Paketa" from the 1980s that I produced after an hour and a half, a small bevel but coudn't shave a hair for the life of me. I assumed it was a dud but after going through this thread, I realized Soviet steel may just be harder then anything else I have touched by several hand folds. So I have been grinding away at it for longer now and my little even bevels have exploded into a large wavy mess, however there is light at the end of the tunnel. One little spot on the heel is starting to shave real well. Will post picture when its done.
  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Wow, first post, and it only took a year to do it. Welcome.
    As for the Paketa, and its wavy blade. Just use a 400-500 grit stone, to set a "Pre-Bevel". This will take a lot of the time consuming work out. Make sure you tape the spine, and keep a close eye on the tape. Use a medium pressure, and lighten up, towards the end. The lower grit stones will chew through the tape. Change the tape often, especially, before you hit the 3k plus stones.
    Hope this helps.
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  11. cristiss

    cristiss Member

    Just arrived today from Mr mlys7884 in Ukraine (very nice guy) two soviet straight razors to compensate for my lost beautiful three pin nos STIZ Vostok 3 made in 1969 (thrown by my wife - she does not understand my passion for straights). Anyhow my two new friends are STIZ Raketa 1971 and Trud Yahta 1967 - soviet straight razors are so underrated.

    The first two pictures are made by the seller, the last two I made just to show the grind

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  12. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Nice razors. Those should hone up nicely. I have a few, and they take on very sharp edges. FYI, they are made of hard steel, and might take a little more time to hone.
    BTW, welcome to The Shave Den, being this is your first post. It took you a while. :eatdrink047:

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  13. cristiss

    cristiss Member

    For sure it takes more time to hone them, Naniwa Professional 1000 grit is essential if you hone soviet steel. The hardest to hone for me is a STIZ from the 80's, the grind is asymmetrical (bad quality control) but some parts of the edge have started to become very sharp, I just don't have the time to hone it properly. My lost nos STIZ Vostok 3 made in 1969 had a perfect grind and I honed it relatively easy.

    PS: I am not new to this forum or any other shaving forums, I started many years ago before they appeared, Straight Razor Place Yahoo Group. I rarely post but I have learned so much. I shave every day with a straight razor, I started using one when when I was 18 years old, learned from an old barber - not a very good one unfortunately, now I am 37. I wander how many members like me are there - I feel like I should be more involved here.
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  14. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Share your experiences, to help others learn. At least that's how I feel. Maybe it is time to lock your blades up, until the wife respects them.

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  15. cristiss

    cristiss Member

    I will try to do that.
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  16. mlys7884

    mlys7884 Well-Known Member

    Now you have to get back Vostok-3...this one is just two years older than your was :)

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  17. cristiss

    cristiss Member

    Mr mlys7884,

    It's getting very hard not to press the red button
  18. aheyev

    aheyev New Member

    Actually Vostok-3 had at least 3 variations.
    This one on the photo is the youngest one ~1965-1971
    The other had a cheaper handle ~mid 70th

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  19. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Welcome, to your first post. And please let us know more about some of our Russian Razors. Where are you located, and What are your experiences with them??

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  20. cristiss

    cristiss Member

    My lost Vostok-3 had also 3 pins, black scales but the blade had a very pronounced smile, the grinding was perfect. I still miss it....

    PS: I pushed the red button and got the one with yellow scales together with a 1965 Extra
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