What Straight Razor Did You Use Today?

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

  1. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Riga Razor 7/8, the razor always impresses me. She takes a very sharp edge and holds it a long time. Just touched her up with Dove red-black pastes and the edge was a joy today.

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  2. BearCWY

    BearCWY Well-Known Member

    Well I received my W&B FBU back this afternoon from @gssixgun and as promised I have shaved with it and reporting the shave.It was honed on Chosera 1,5,10 and finished on his Blue/Green Escher

    Razor: W&B FBU 15/16
    Soap: Calani Earl Gray
    Brush: Alpha T-400 synthetic knot
    After shave: Aqua Velva Ice Blue

    As expected from a razor honed by @gssixgun It preformed flawless. Two pass and a smooth face. He can certainly hone a razor to perfection!
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  3. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    Took the recently shortened C.V. Heljestrand No.8 for a spin. Nothing to report... so I guess I didn’t mess it up. :)
    Enjoy your shave.
  4. Suhrim21

    Suhrim21 Well-Known Member

    Tonight's shave

    Razor. KAM 6/8

    Strop. Dubl Duck Special No 1 Cordovan Shell

    Soap. Tabac

    Brush. Wild West Brushworks 2band

    Aftershave. Whiskey Woods

    Bowl. Captains choice

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  5. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

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  6. esvh

    esvh Well-Known Member

    Tabac shaving soap and as.

    Leresche damast blade

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  7. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Hope ya know I'm just ribbing at ya.

    COME ON 100!!!

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  8. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    The small difference I see is that honing on a stone produces a structured edge based on angles.

    Not an expert, but since the substrate carrying abrasive pastes is usually less rigid if not flexible, it seems the bevel will have the capacity to convex somewhat.

    I find it easier to develop a smooth shaver using pasted stops to finish. I am needing to possess more skill to find the same on a stone finish
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  9. Suhrim21

    Suhrim21 Well-Known Member

    It came up on ebay before christmas as a buy now for 55.99. Needless to say it didn't last long. It was in almost new condition. I will take some pics tonight and post them.
  10. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    Shave #89 on the Filly 14 Sub Cero, cream was AoS Ocean Kelp lathered with a Keyhole 4, and AdP Revitalizing Face Serum provided the AS.
  11. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Well-Known Member

    Tonights Shave

    J.R. Torrey Co. Our136
    Tabac Soap
    Mervyn Cadman Guinness brush 24mm TGN Silvertip
    Tabac Original

  12. SilverSwarfer

    SilverSwarfer Well-Known Member

    Finished up a 30DR earlier this month. Its been great to not be committed to the same single razor. Had some awesome shaves with these Japanese and Swedish razors since then.

    Suzumasa Frameback I especially enjoy the smaller (short) blade on this one. Still learning the steel on the stones but seems typically hard... as if hoped it would be. Nice price on this one too!

    Heljestrand MK 10 All I can say is WOW! This is an incredibly excellent razor.

    Shusui “Handmade Yasuki” Only 1 shave under my belt so far but my impressions so far are very high. It’s a near wedge grind which I particularly enjoyed. Maybe my new favorite.

    Towa Frameback Feels very much the same as Suzumasa shown above. Significantly longer blade one this one is a bit less handy on the face.
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  13. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I love the look of that blade. Always have liked that kind of grind. :happy088:

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  14. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    "Pink Thing" is back. The scales are starting to grow on me now. This razor just performs to perfection. Super sharp, and smooth 2 pass shave, that delivers great BBS results. Geneva Cutlery Corp makes fantastic razors. I think some of the best out there, for grind and the superior quality steel that is used.

    Razor- Geneva Cutlery Corp. Geneva NY.
    Brush- JR#262(@Jayaruh ), Birdseye Maple/Ebony wood. Silvertip Badger Knot.
    Soap- Holy Kaw "OUD"
    Aftershave- Hill Country "Arctic Blue"

  15. BearCWY

    BearCWY Well-Known Member

    A beautiful set up there for the shave. Love the brush, Jayaruh makes some beautiful brushes. And I love that Pink Razor, only real men can shave with Pink and tell about it! :p I would love to shave with a razor like that!
  16. TestDepth

    TestDepth Well-Known Member

    C.V. Heljestrand MK4 for tonight.

    Enjoy your shave.
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  17. Ice-Man

    Ice-Man Well-Known Member

    Thank you!!!

    they sure are nice but the tangs are very thin and tend to roll if you are not careful, but they do hold a fantastic edge and very nimble...
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  18. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    I have one that I don’t use for that same reason. A lot of old French razors have that tapered tang, and the Japanese Eiko 14.
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  19. Steve56

    Steve56 Well-Known Member

    A day late, but shave #90 on the Filly 14 Sub Cero. Soap was ABC hard soap lathered with a Keyhole 3, and ABC balm finished up another DFS.
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  20. Karl G

    Karl G Well-Known Member

    I’ve been gravitating to the bigger blades and this Leader has been on my mind so it got the call today. Wonderful shave :happy036:

    Hot water preparation
    AOS Lavender PSO
    T&H Wellington Super Badger
    Castle Forbes Lavender Shaving Cream
    FW Engel Leader 13/16
    Castle Forbes Lavender After Shave Balm


    Happy shaving - Karl
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