What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    6/8 Dovo Bismark 2

    Had a wonderful shave with this modern Bismark .Love the balance and how this blade handles.I love the thumb notch and the embellished scales. Blade was just refreshed on my J-Nat .Shave was very smooth and close . rps20200215_004731_315.jpg
  2. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    Great Razor and great choice of ammo .I carry the same type in 40S&W with a SIG 229
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  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Cold Water Rinse
    Vintage Life's Morning TOST
    Oscar11 synthetic
    Wilbert "Acme"
    PSC Caffeinated After Shave Balm

    The Vintage Life's Morning TOST Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Oscar11 synthetic brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Wilbert "Acme" straight gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with PSC Caffeinated After Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...
  4. atbat82

    atbat82 Well-Known Member


    Geneva Cutlery this morning. I’ve heard good things about these and found one in decent shape on flea bay for $30. I stopped it about 59 times on linen and 100 on leather (Tony Miller Old no. 2) and gave it a test drive this morning. Not bad, but the edge needs some work. First pass went well, but more than a bit of tugging on the second pass. I’ll try to hone it up this weekend.

    I’m on a quest to kill this tub of Declaration Grooming Trismegistus and it’s got a lovely “ring of death” now. I’m guessing less than 20 shaves left. I’m using it every other day, so I’m hoping by the end of March it will be gone.

    Happy Saturday, all!

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  5. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    7/8 (well, at least at one end, lol) Wostenholm IXL FBU-type. Soap was a springy fresh MdC agrumes which smells like citron, lathered with a Keyhole 3 in a Stirling bowl. AS was a very complimentary Myrsol Agua de Limon.

  6. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Since it’s become fashionable to post razors and guns....
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  7. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    This Pipe has given some great shaves in the past. Today it was off - just couldn’t get as close as I’d like. Good shave but closer to a DFS than a BBS. :chores016:

    Hot water preparation
    Argan Oil PSO
    Savile Row 3824
    Frankensoap odds and ends
    Geo Wostenholm 5/8 Pipe
    Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel


    Happy shaving - Karl
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  8. esvh

    esvh Active Member

    Vitos cocos extra

    The razor is 5/8 solingen made. I cleaned it, but didn't sand it down. I wanted to keep the etchings. If someone recognizes the maker please let me now. The logo is soms kind of bird.

  9. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Two of my favorite things.

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  10. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Looks like an ERN tang stamp to me. I’ll see if I can find a razor with it.
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  11. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Not sure. A quick check shows the bird facing the other direction with wings spread, going after a snake.
    Still looking...
  12. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    A razor that inspired some of my Wade & Butcher project...
    A beautiful Joe Chandler custom.
    Wonderful experience!
    Enjoy your shave.
  13. M14Shooter

    M14Shooter Well-Known Member

    6/8 + Maer and Grosh Radium Steel Toledo Ohio

    Had a great shave with this vintage US blade .I honed her with Sharpton Glass up to 16K.Than finished with light slury on a J-Nat.
  14. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Beautifully made blade and you just gotta love those vintage scales @M14Shooter - Classic steel.
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  15. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    It was a busy so no time to read or past, it is catch up time.

    Drew Dick

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    Brian Brown

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    Dovo Master's

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    Koraat 14 2.0

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  16. esvh

    esvh Active Member

    I have two ERN's and there is an eagle with a snake, but facing the other direction.

    I'll look for the razor this afternoon.
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  17. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Taking the new cat out for a spin, Le Jaguar No 707, soap was ABC hard soap lathered with a Keyhole 4, and ABC almond balm topped off a BBS shave.

  18. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Post hike shave was with the 15/16 Herder, VDH Soap, Atomic Rocket brush. Same as shavette/200k edge.....
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  19. atbat82

    atbat82 Well-Known Member

    Love those scales!

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  20. atbat82

    atbat82 Well-Known Member


    Koraat 8/8 this morning and some Wholly Kaw Yuzu Rose Patchouli. Love this scent. Nice shave, but the more I use this razor the less I like it. It’s just so damn big and awkward to strop. The edge is great though!

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